Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and produce “Legacy of Secrecy”, a film adaptation of Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann’s book about the John F. Kennedy assassination reports Variety.
The book follows FBI informant Jack Van Laningham (DiCaprio) who was part of a dangerous and long-term undercover operation in which he became confidant to Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello, a man who ran much of the organized crime throughout Louisiana and Texas.
The book claims Marcello confessed to Van Laningham to having ordered JFK’s assassination and includes a bunch of information from declassified FBI files dealing with the clandestine undercover operation. Marcello’s name did not appear in the 1964 Warren Report on the assassination.
DiCaprio and his father George will produce through their Appian Way production banner at Warners. A 2013 release is likely to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination.