Warner Bros. has acquired the forthcoming Michael Armour’s novel The Road Home for Scott Cooper to write, direct and produce with Leonardo DiCaprio possibly taking the lead role and also producing, although DiCaprio recently said that he was planning to take a break from Hollywood to pursue environmental activism.
The film will tell the story of Creek, a rancher in Depression-era California, scarred by the war, who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder when the police sweep it under the rug.
The prospect of Cooper teaming with DiCaprio is quite appealing, though it’s still in the early stages and there’s a chance that either one of these talents could drop out from the project before shooting time.
The cinematographer behind Crazy Heart, Cooper first worked with DiCaprio on Out of the Furnace, which DiCaprio produced and Cooper wrote and directed. DiCaprio was originally set to star in the upcoming revenge thriller which opens later this year and will star Christian Bale alongside Woody Harrelson and Zoe Saldana.
As for DiCaprio, who recently starred in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, can next be seen in Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby and Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street.