21 February 2013 10:37 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’re back in still-to-be-published-book-bought-by-film-studio-for-a-star territory (which has one of the longest road signs in history, trivia fans!) Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to Michael Armour’s upcoming book The Road Home, and is developing it as a starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper is aboard to adapt the book and direct any eventual film. Armour’s depression-era tale concerns Creek, a war veteran rancher who is asked to investigate the bloody murder of a local man.The police have quietly swept the case under the nearest rug, and when Creek sticks his nose in, he discovers more than dust and some errant coins – there’s a scandal brewing around the crime.DiCaprio will produce via his Appian Way company and has yet to decide if he’ll end up in the lead. Warners and the actor have been down this road before, most »


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