Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly set his sights on the comic book movie “Button Man,” Production Weekly claims DiCaprio will star in the film as hitman Harry Exton.
Contrary to this reports trickling through the web today, representatives of Leonardo DiCaprio and DreamWorks Pictures confirm that the Revolutionary Road star is not set to star in DreamWorks’ “Button Man.”
“Button Man” is based on a “2000 AD” graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson. The movie will reportedly be adapted from the first installment, subtitled “The Killing Game.”
Hers is the plot synopsis from “2000 AD”
“Harry Exton is a professional killer — a former soldier, he left the military to offer his services as a mercenary in various Third World engagements, But soldiers-for-hire were a dying breed and the work was drying up. So Harry returned to England, and civvy street. Until a friend tells him about The Killing Game. Modern-day gladiatorial contests – man against man, usually to the death. A game of murder played for high stakes. The games are arranged by mysterious backers known as the ‘Voices’; disembodied voices on the other end of a telephone, telling you where to go to, who to meet. A player can either become very rich or very dead, very quickly. Harry decides to become a player. A Button Man. For a professional killer like Harry, the rewards are plentiful – but once the game begins, will he be able to walk away?”