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Author Jo Nesbo, of the Harry Hole series, is in negotiations for the film rights of the novel, Blood on the Snow, with Warner Brothers. This will be a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to possibly star, but definitely produce through his Appian Way banner along with partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin McCormick through Langley Park. The storyline focuses on a hit man who encounters a case of falling in love with his target, after being assigned to take out the wife of his boss.
Nesbo is releasing “Blood on the Snow” in the spring and a sequel “More Blood on the Water” in the spring of 2015. “Blood on the Snow” is the second acquisition from Nesbo set at Warner Bros. and Langley Park. The freshman project was for Nesbo’s “The Son”. His release of “The Snowman” was picked up by Universal and Working Title two years ago.
DiCaprio has definitely proven his value over the years with knock out hits like Gangs of New York, The Aviator, J. Edgar and The Great Gatsby. He’s one of the most bankable stars in a producing and/or acting position. I gained miles of respect for him when I saw him in Martin Scorsese’s Irish gang epic, The Departed. This guy was robbed big time by not being given the Academy nod for his portrayal as the racist, slave owning Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Hopefully, Leo will get some of the recognition that’s long overdue when A. Scott Berg’s biography adaptation of Wilson. Or he will blow us away with The Wolf on Wall Street in November of this year.
DiCaprio is a man that can perform well in any capacity when he’s dedicated to it. Whether it’s playing another ill-fated leading man, dating the woman that Tom Brady would eventually marry, or saving the planet in his own, Leo-way, he takes us along for the colorful ride and we line up to buy tickets for the next trip.