Leonardo DiCaprio Taking on Another Western in 'Creed of Violence'?
The actor is already taking on a villainous role in Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western Django Unchained, but apparently Leonardo DiCaprio is also interested in another western for a future project. 24 Frames reports DiCaprio has been offered one of the lead role in an adaptation of The Creed of Violence which has been in development for a few years now with In the Bedroom director Todd Field attached. Apparently he's in the midst of deciding on whether or not he'll ultimately take the role, but apparently it's a project he's been very eager to star in for a little while, but it's likely a matter of fitting it into his schedule.
The story, set around 1910 and bsed on Boston Teran's book of the same, follows a criminal named Rawbone who tries to take a cache of weapons into Mexico as part of the country's revolution but is caught and then accompanied by a government agent who, it turns out, shares a secret past with him. Apparently DiCaprio could end up playing either the criminal or the government agent, but we're not sure how soon he'll decide whether or not he'll star in the film. Doing two westerns so close together seems somewhat risky, but if the script is good enough then it could be another great performance from DiCaprio which he has consistently delivered over the years. And if Django Unchained hits hard with audiences, then people might be thirsty to see DiCaprio in the west again. Stay tuned.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
gimme mo' WESTERNS! yeeeeeehaaaaa!
NICK S. on Aug 1, 2011
Sweeet title! I love the look of the art too. Honestly, it's true, the westerns we've been getting in the last few years have been few and far between... But they have been good! Look at "The Proposition", "True Grit"....both solid westerns! Even "Tombstone" which I know is a bit older, still holds up! Leo, if you are reading this (or anyone that knows him) take the part of the criminal and make time for this after you've worked with Tarantino....it'll be a hit 😉
Conrad Williams on Aug 1, 2011
The book was great. Boston Teran is an incredible writer. I hope they do the book justice. Not crazy about Leonardo DeCaprio in it.
MP on Aug 2, 2011
Between Renner and DeCaprio, you would think La la land had no other actors..........
Rosalee on Aug 2, 2011
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