Dealmaking is in the early days and sources also say Leonardo DiCaprio has also been approached to star, but caution that this is also premature with the actor recently committing to New Regency’s “The Revenant” as his next pic, which starts production in September.
Sony had gone out to David Fincher to helm but the director eventually passed on directing the film.
Boyle is repped by Wme and last directed “Trance” for Fox Searchlight. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
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