Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and star in Legacy of Secrecy, a film that will re-examine the assassination of President Kennedy.
DiCaprio’s film will be based on the book by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann.
According to DiCaprio’s rep, he’ll play an FBI informant named Jack Van Laningham, who befriended Mafia kingpin, Carlos Marcello. The book contends that Marcello confessed to involvement in the 1963 assassination of JFK.
Warner Brothers would like to release Legacy of Secrecy during the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death in 2013.
This looks like an ambitious project, though a movie about JFK was made before (Oliver Stone’s JFK in 1991). What do you all think?