Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce True Animal Rights Tale American Wolf

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Following his turn as Jordan Belfort in last year’s The Wolf of Wall Street, star Leonardo DiCaprio is taking on another true “Wolf” tale, albeit one with a literally lupine protagonist. The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that DiCaprio is set to produce American Wolf, based on the upcoming book by Nate Blakeslee.

American Wolf, which just sold to Crown publishing, tells the true story of 06 (Oh-Six), a female alpha gray wolf who, after being studied and tracked for years, was killed in 2012 just outside Yellowstone National Park, one year after the species was removed from the endangered list.

DiCaprio and Jennifer Killoran will produce through Appian Way alongside Kevin McCormick of Langley Park. There’s no word yet on whether or not DiCaprio has any interest in starring in this one, but check back for updates as they become available.

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