Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to star in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the new David Ignatius novel, Body of Lies.
Ridley Scott will direct the project, which reunites DiCaprio with screenwriter William Monahan, Oscar-winning writer of The Departed.
Donald De Line and Scott are producing the co-production of Scott Free Productions and De Line Pictures. Scott Free’s Michael Costigan is executive producer.
Leo will make the film this fall after first reteaming with Titanic co-star Kate Winslet on Revolutionary Road, the Sam Mendes-directed DreamWorks drama that shoots in April.
Scott already is scouting venues in Morocco for a film that will shoot in Washington, D.C., Europe and the Middle East.
DiCaprio will play an ex-journalist-turned CIA agent who’s sent to Amman to work with Jordan’s intelligence chief to track an Al Qaeda leader rumored to be planning attacks against America.