The Hollywood Reporter says Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio will reteam for a dark thriller titled “The Low Dweller” that Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media has bought after a heated bidding war.
Scott and DiCaprio will produce the film, with DiCaprio attached to star and Scott eyeing to direct. The project is a spec from first-time writer Brad Ingelsby, who works as an insurance salesman in Pennsylvania.
Ingelsby had been working on the script in his spare time and has yet to step foot in Hollywood. But he has hit the spec jackpot, with the project selling for $650,000 against $1.1 million.
Set in Indiana in the mid-1980s, the movie centers on a man (DiCaprio) trying to assimilate into society after he’s released from jail, only to find someone from his past pursuing him to settle a score. In addition to the pursuer, a third male character and a female love interest are said to figure prominently in the script.
The movie would be the second for DiCaprio and Scott. They just wrapped the geopolitical thriller Body of Lies for Warner Bros. DiCaprio next reteams with Martin Scorsese for period thriller Shutter Island this spring. Scott is prepping Nottingham, the Robin Hood romance with Imagine/Universal.