Leonardo DiCaprio Spins Scott’s Lies

Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to star in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the new David Ignatius novel “Body of Lies” (previously known as “Penetration”) says Variety.

Ridley Scott will direct the project, which reunites DiCaprio with screenwriter William Monahan (“The Departed”). If he agrees, DiCaprio will slot the picture into his schedule this Fall, once he wraps up work on “Revolutionary Road” for Sam Mendes which begins filming this month.

DiCaprio will play an ex-journalist-turned CIA agent who’s sent to Amman to work with Jordan’s intelligence chief to track an Al Qaeda leader rumored to be planning attacks against America.

Scott already is scouting venues in Morocco for a film that will shoot in Washington, D.C., Europe and the Middle East.