Leonardo DiCaprio New Movies – What’s Next For The Hollywood Megastar
Leonardo DiCaprio New Movies: What The Hollywood Megastar Is Doing Next. Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most prominent and prolific voices in Hollywood. With a career spanning over nearly three decades, DiCaprio has garnered both commercial success and critical acclaim for his films.
Leonardo DiCaprio is considered as one of the most versatile actors of current generation owing to his talent and hard work. Looking back at nearly 30 years of his career, there is hardly any decade or a stretch of time, where he wasn’t present in one of the most highly regarded films of the time.
After making his debut in the early 1990’s, Leonardo DiCaprio quickly earned acclaim in the industry and received a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). Post starring in a couple of rom-coms as a leading role, DiCaprio achieved international fame as a star in James Cameron’s epic romance Titanic (1997).
Since the 2000’s, DiCaprio has worked in a wide range of film genres from biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) to epic historical drama Gangs Of New York (2002), his first of the many collaborations with Martin Scorsese. He received acclaim for his leading roles in political war thriller Blood Diamond (2006), neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006). Drama Revolutionary Road (2008), psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), western Django Unchained (2012) and period drama The Great Gatsby (2013) are all testimonials to DiCaprio’s growing popularity as a Hollywood A-lister and versatility as an acclaimed actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s work on various biopics has earned him several prestigious accolades. He won 3 Golden Globe awards for his portrayals of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004), Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of the Wall Street (2013) and Hugh Glass in The Revenant (2015). DiCaprio won his first Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for his performance in The Revenant (2015).
Most recently, DiCaprio starred in mystery crime thriller Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (2019) based on the infamous Charles Manson murders. With so many consistent performances and accolades coming his way, DiCaprio has been an unstoppable force in Hollywood.
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As we are all gripped by the pandemic, the future of the movie industry seems uncertain. And some of Leonardo Dicaprio’s biggest fans must be asking, “So what’s next Leo?”. Well, the former teenage heartthrob-turned-playboy has several projects in the works in terms of acting as well as in producing role.
All that being said, here’s the list of some of Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming movies (along with producer credits):
Killers Of The Flower Moon
Since first working together Gangs Of New York in 2002, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have made five movies together. The actor-director duo responsible for many popular movies of early 2000’s last collaborated on The Wolf Of The Wall Street in 2013. The upcoming movie produced by Imperative Entertainment has attached Martin Scorsese to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio to star on an adaptation of “Killers Of The Flower Moon”, New York Times best-selling novel.
The story is set in 1920’s Oklahoma and revolves around Osage Native American tribe, who were the richest people per capita in the world. After oil was discovered under their land, Osage Nation, the tribe members were murdered one by one. As the death toll rose, newly formed FBI agents are sent to investigate the vicious crimes and unravel the conspiracy behind one of the most chilling crimes in America’s history.
Longtime friend and collaborator of Scorsese and DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, is also slated to be featured in the upcoming film. Production won’t get started until early 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. Principal shooting is expected to last 16 weeks, which means “Killers Of The Flower Moon” won’t be released until the end of 2021 at the earliest. The film will debut on streaming platform Apple TV+ in addition to having a limited theatrical run.
The Devil In The White City
Leonardo DiCaprio has long been attached to the adaptation of popular historical non-fiction book. “The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America” was written by Eric Larson. The book is based on the chronicles of a genius architect and America’s first notorious serial killer set against the backdrop of Chicago’s World Fair in 1893.
DiCaprio acquired the rights to the book as a starring vehicle for him. He was reportedly set to play the role of H.H. Holmes, the serial killer, with Martin Scorsese set to direct the film. Although “The Devil In The White City” was initially set to be adapted as a movie, the project has suffered a significant delay. According to 2019 reports, Hulu has stepped in on this ambitious project and the book is now set to be adapted into a limited series.
The story will focus on a crazed doctor who assaulted, tortured, and murdered a suspected 200 victims over the course of a number of years in his “Murder Castle” in Chicago. It remains to be seen whether Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also producing the series alongside Martin Scorsese, will get to portray one of the most sickening men in the US history.
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Another collaboration between successful actor-director duo, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese is underway, titled “Roosevelt”. The long-awaited biopic about the 26th President of the United States Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt has been under discussion for years. Paramount Pictures has attached Scott Bloom to write the script.
There are no further details about the movie whether it will be full biopic of the late American President or if it will only delve into a small portion of his successful political career. As soon as this project if off the ground, DiCaprio portraying another historical figure with Scorsese behind the camera, this movie is surely promising to be another standout collaboration between the two.
The Black Hand
Leonardo DiCaprio has been a part of some of the best crime movies of the 21st century. “The Black Hand” is film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen Talty. The movie will follow the efforts of a NYPD detective who made it his mission in life to taken on the Italian mafia that was prevalent in early 19990’s America.
DiCaprio will play the role of Joe Petrosino, NYPD detective in this crime drama based on the origins of mafia in America. The thugs migrated to America from Italy and kidnapped people to extort money from their families. They were despised by law-abiding Italian families and helped by Petrosino behind the scenes.
There haven’t been any additional details regarding “The Black Hand” in the recent years. The rest of the cast is also remaining to be finalized. Let’s hope this riveting story sees the light of the day. After all, what’s better than seeing Leonardo DiCaprio play a hard-nosed, no-nonsense cop in the 20th century New York City?
The Crowded Room
Another long-rumored project involving Leonardo DiCaprio seems to be in limbo. Back in 2015, before DiCaprio won his first Oscar award, he was attached to appear in the psychological thriller drama “The Crowded Room”. The movie was going to be based on non-fiction novel chronicling the life of Billy Milligan.
Milligan was the first person to use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a United States court. DiCaprio has been interested to play the titular role of Billy Milligan and his 24 personalities as far back as 1997. At the time of announcement the movie was being scripted by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg.
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While no director has been attached to the project, several big film-makers including James Cameron have shown an interest in the adaptation in the past. There have been no further details on “The Crowded Room” for almost five years, lets hope the project isn’t officially dead.
Projects as a Producer
Leonardo DiCaprio founded his production company titled Appian Way Productions in 2004. In the last 16 years, Appian Way has produced 17 films including Aviator, The Wolf Of The Wall Street and The Revenant to name a few. In addition to films, the company has also produced some of the consequential modern documentaries like The Ivory Game, Before The Flood and Ice And Fire. They also dabble in several television programs including limited series with Disney+ titled The Right Stuff (2020).
Here’s the list of what DiCaprio has in store as a producer via his company Appian Way Productions.
- Finding 52
- The Shining Girls
- Theodore Roosevelt
- The Corporation
- Captain Planet
These are all Leonardo DiCaprio upcoming movies and projects that will most likely be released in next couple of years or get going in coming years.