Leo DiCaprio attaching himself to a movie is a long way from him actually making it, as he likes to have a lot more films on his development slate than he’d ever have time to make. However he’s now added a new one, with Deadline reporting Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Michael Armour novel The Road Home, which is being developed as a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to star in and produce.
The novel is set during the Great Depression and centres on Creek (DiCaprio), a war-torn Californian rancher who is asked to investigate a murder, a case which the local police are dragging their feet on.
Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) will direct from his own screenplay adaptation. It’s not the first time DiCaprio and Cooper have worked together as Leo also produced Cooper’s upcoming thriller Out of the Furnace, which the actor was originally slated to star in.