Leonardo DiCaprio Apparently Likes The Creed of Violence, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today
Also in this Monday edition of The Broadsheet: Only one Cameron Crowe film could get a sequel... Die Hard 5 is still happening and it might have a location... the "women can be funny!" debate hasn't ended just yet... and more ahead.
· My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw... ahem. According to "a person who was briefed on the actor's plans but could not talk about it publicly because he was not authorized to speak for [him]," Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly interested in taking one of the lead roles in The Creed of Violence. Based on the book by Boston Teran, Creed is a Western-tinged drama that follows a criminal named Rawbone and the lawman who captures him while he tries to smuggle weapons into Mexico. Universal is setting this up -- In the Bedroom director Todd Field has been developing it -- though they refused to comment on DiCaprio's involvement. [LAT/24 Frames]
· From one possible fantasy project to another! At the TCA summer press tour over the weekend, director Cameron Crowe revealed that Lloyd Dobler could live again... someday. "It's the only thing that I've written that I would consider doing that with," Crowe said about the possibility of making a sequel to Say Anything. "I've thought about it from time to time and talked about it with John Cusack once and just said this is the only story that I kind of think there might be another chapter to that at some point." [HitFix]
· According to TwitchFilm, Die Hard 5 may be down a director. Noam Murro could reportedly drop the sequel because of his commitments to 300: Battle of Artemisia. Behind Enemy Lines's John Moore could step in on the film, which apparently follows John McClane to Russia. Hey, just like that part in Transformers: Dark of the Moon! [TwitchFilm]
· Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) will direct a film about Pablo Escobar for Warner Bros. -- the third project about the famed drug lord to be announced in recent years. (Neither Oliver Stone's take, nor Joe Carnahan's, got off the ground.) As long as they don't call it Medellin, things should work out? [THR]
· Fun with casting rumors! If you believe David Varod, the CEO of the Bulgarian-based production company behind The Expendables 2, here are some people who might star in the sequel: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis. [Novinite via Collider]
· "Is this a great new feminist assertion of the self that says, 'Yes, women fart, women belch, women get drunk? That Cameron Diaz being a disgrace, isn't that fabulous?' The feminist ideal was not that there was going to be equity of stupidity. Finding the lowest common denominator is not what everybody was marching for." Sorry, Bridesmaids; it appears there are still some things to debate when it comes to women in comedy. [LAT]