DiCaprio Takes On The “Reaper”

New Regency has landed screen rights to Josh Bazell’s just-published novel “Beat the Reaper” and is developing the project as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio reports Variety.

Leo would play an Manhattan emergency room doctor, whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes the doc from his former life as a hitman who went into the witness protection program.

Julie Yorn will produce with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran through the actor’s Appian Way productions and a recently launched Rick Yorn venture.