The Oscar-winning actor is already preparing new projects that will surprise us, from the long-awaited ‘Don’t Look Up’ to a miniseries where he will also act as producer.
There are actors who have earned their place of honor in Hollywood freehand for decades, and Leonardo DiCaprio is one of them. Few contemporary American actors have managed to establish themselves in the film industry in such a forceful way by betting on risky roles and films that escape the big franchises that dominate the box office. In his own way, and with lots of ‘Scorsesian’ doses, DiCaprio has found his place.
Since he rose to fame in the 90s with films like ‘Romeo + Juliet’ and especially ‘Titanic’, DiCaprio has built an impressive filmography. He is one of the great favorite actors of Martin Scorsese, he is able to steal the attention as a secondary in films like ‘Django Unchained’ by Quentin Tarantino (with whom he collaborated again for the applauded ‘Once upon a time … in Hollywood’) and He has worked with great filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Baz Luhrmann, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Sam Mendes, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. With the latter, thanks to ‘The Revenant’, he got his Oscar for Best Leading Actor after numerous nominations over the years and the undeniable sympathy of the public. Of course, his ability to reinvent himself by his own rules in Hollywood today is well worthy of recognition.
At 46, Leonardo DiCaprio continues to grow in the industry, and his upcoming projects attest to that. We review all the films (and even a miniseries) that the actor is preparing, where we find the new works of Scorsese (and twice) and Adam McKay, among others.
‘Don’t Look Up’
It is one of the most anticipated Netflix films for next year: ‘Don’t Look Up’, the new film by Adam McKay (‘The big bet’) and where Leonardo DiCaprio stars alongside fellow Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. The story follows two low-class astronomers who discover that an asteroid is on its way to destroy Earth. For this reason, they decide to carry out a great media tour to warn humanity of the disaster that is upon us, on a trip in which they will experience delusional situations and very uncomfortable interviews. During the month of December we received the first images of the filming, carried out in Boston. The cast is completed by other great stars of the industry: Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Matthew Perry, Tyler Perry and Ron Perlman, in addition to the special presence of singer Ariana Grande and rapper Kid Cudi. A large-scale project that could reach the streaming platform, if Covid-19 allows it, during this year 2021.
‘The Black Hand’
How Leonardo DiCaprio likes a good crime thriller. Among his current projects is an adaptation of Stephen Talty’s novel The Black Hand, which follows the efforts of New York Police Detective Joe Petrosino (who will play DiCaprio) to confront Italian mafia business in the city at the beginning of the 20th century. His name is well known, as he has spent years locking up and deporting criminals. It sounds incredibly ‘Scorsesian’, just the style the actor enjoys, but since the project was announced in 2017 there has been very little news about his progress. At the moment it is unknown which director will be in charge of putting this story in images, as well as who will join the cast. But we will closely follow all the news that comes to us.
‘Killers of the flower moon’
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are back! And, as we will see in this list, twice. The actor has worked with the revered director five times (on ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘The Departed’ and most recently on ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’) and the next will be for adapt the non-fiction book ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ by David Grann, with a script with a western air by Eli Roth (and the changes expressly requested by the actor). In it, the murders of the members of the Osage Native American tribe of Oklahoma in the 1920s are recounted, as well as the investigations of two FBI agents (an organization that had just been founded in those years) to solve the mysteries who were hiding these crimes. Another great Scorsese collaborator, Robert de Niro, will also appear in the film alongside fellow confirmed Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone. As reported by Deadline, Apple TV + will premiere the film in ‘streaming’ along with a limited release in theaters, as the filmmaker already did with ‘The Irishman’ on Netflix. Production started at the beginning of this 2021, so we should not wait for the premiere until the end of the year or even 2022.
Another with Martin Scorsese? Well of course! Leonardo DiCaprio will also star in the filmmaker’s next film, confirming that the two seem to understand each other perfectly. Announced in 2017 and still without too clear details, the film will be a biopic of Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States and, also, one of the most remembered and loved. The script for this biopic will be written by Scott Bloom, while DiCaprio will play Roosevelt himself as the protagonist. Paramount Pictures has yet to reveal any more news about the status of the project, which may still be late to hit the big screen.
‘The Devil in the White City’ (miniseries)
Okay, the films between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are over (for now), but not their collaborations. Although still without too many details, both will produce a miniseries based on the novel ‘The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America’ by Erik Larsson, which tells the story of the considered the first serial killer of the United States , Dr. HH Holmes, a maddened physician who tortured and murdered nearly 200 people over the course of several years at his Chicago residence. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will star DiCaprio and will be a miniseries. Although Hulu was the platform attached to the project, according to different media such as Collider, it will finally be a series produced by Paramount Television with executive producers Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff and Jennifer Davisson. At the moment, more information about the project is unknown. We will have to wait!