Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired rights to Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition Era gangster novel “Live By Night” reports Variety.
The story centers on gangsters who ran rum from Cuba to Tampa to Boston during Prohibition. Some of the characters also appeared in another Lehane novel – “The Given Day”. The deal also gives Warners control of the film rights to ‘Day’.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions is setting up the project as a potential starring vehicle for the actor. DiCaprio stared in a previous Lehane adaptation – Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island”.
Rick Yorn and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce.