Joining the ranks of films that endeavor to solve the mystery of JFK's murder will be a new movie from Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio will star in and produce "Legacy of Secrecy," reported Variety. The movie will be based on Lamar Waldron's and Thom Hartmann's book, "Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination," which is loaded with declassified FBI files.
The actor plans to play Jack Van Laningham, an FBI stoolie who claimed that mafioso Carlos Marcello told him that he was the one who ordered the hit on the president.
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The official synopsis for the book is breathlessly provocative:
Warner Bros. hopes to have "Legacy of Secrecy" ready for 2013, the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death.
Will somebody please get serious about JFK assassination films and just make a film version of James Elroy's "American Tabloid"?