Scribes Hired for DiCaprio-Starrer Reaper


New Regency has hired Ocean’s Thirteen scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien to adapt the Josh Bazell novel Beat the Reaper, reports Variety.

The drama, being developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, revolves around a Manhattan ER doctor whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes him from his former life as a hitman.

Julie Yorn is producing with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran in a co-production of Appian Way and Rick Yorn’s production-management company. Aaron Criswell will also be a producer.