Leonardo DiCaprio Will Beat the Reaper

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New Regency is acquiring screen rights to “Beat the Reaper,” eyed as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, reports Variety.

The protagonist in the novel written by Josh Bazell is a Manhattan emergency room doctor, whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes the doc from his former life as a hitman who went into the witness protection program.

Julie Yorn will produce with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. The film will be a co-production between Appian Way and the new production/management venture recently launched by Rick Yorn.