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Leonardo DiCaprio Possibly Starring In ‘The Creed of Violence’ For Todd Field

Written by on July 29, 2011 

It’s been almost four years since we saw something from Todd Field, which was 2006’s excellent Little Children. For years, many of us thought the next film of his would be an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s Blood Meridian, but James Franco swooped in and now has it on his plate. The last real update on him came in June 2009, when it was said that he was working on another adaptation, this one being of Boston Teran‘s Western novel, Creed of Violence.

And now here we are, more than two years later, and our next story about him deals with this project; funny how that sometimes works out. It’s a promising update, too, with 24Frames (via CinemaBlend) reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio has been approached for a lead part. He’s showing up in another western at the end of next year with Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, but this one seems to be a little less sensational than that.

The story follows Rawbone, a criminal who attempts to deliver weapons to Mexico for the country’s revolution. But he’s captured and accompanied by a government agent, with whom he “shares a secret past.” It’s said that he could be taking either role, but it’s not known at this time.

I’m pretty keen on the idea of seeing these two team up for a movie, and it’s also exciting that this would serve as something of a change for both of them. Field‘s only other feature is In the Bedroom, which, like Little Children, is a New England-set drama that doesn’t have much in the way of action, as I expect this would. DiCaprio does period pieces all the time, but this and Django are the first Westerns he’s been in since The Quick and the Dead, which came out in 1995. It’ll allow the two to step out of their comfort zones just a little, and the project itself, most importantly, sounds like something I would be interested in seeing. With them on board, it becomes something of a priority.

Are you interested in seeing Field and DiCaprio working together? Do you think this would be a good project for them to join forces on?




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