Another day, another huge film opportunity for Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sources claim that director Robert Zemeckis, who you may know for his involvement in a little film called Forrest Gump, is hoping to snag the A-list actor for an upcoming project. And the best part is, the new film isn’t a bombastic adaptation of a classic American novel (yeah, I went there).
Zemeckis will be adapting the 2010 documentary Marwencol, which if you haven’t watched, sounds fascinating. The documentary follows the life of Mark Hogancamp, who in 2000 was severely beaten outside a bar by a group of five men. As a result, Hogancamp suffered a coma and extensive memory loss. In order to cope, the artist builds Marwencol: a 1/6 scale WWII-era town in his backyard, populated by dolls who represent the people in his life.
I’m calling it now: the Oscar buzz will be strong with this one. Although my favorite Leo role will always be his cameos on Growing Pains (that mischievous smirk and the pushed-back hair!), this movie sounds like it’s going to be a must-watch. That, is as long as the actor doesn’t appear bored out of his mind.
Check out the gallery to see Leo looking as pensive as ever while eating lunch in NYC – and is it just me, or does the man really like paperboy caps?