10:41 pm - 02/21/2013

Leo's short-lived hiatus: possible new role in 'The Road Home'

So much for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s plans to take a break from Hollywood — he may have already found his next role. The Django Unchained actor is set to produce and possibly star in The Road Home, an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Michael Armour. The project is set up at Warner Bros. with Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) on board to write, direct, and produce. Hit the jump to keep reading.

The story sounds to be in a similarly gritty vein as Cooper’s upcoming Out of the Furnace. Set on the Central California coast during the Great Depression, The Road Home centers around a war-worn rancher named Creek. When he’s asked to look into a grisly murder that’s been ignored by local authorities, he finds himself caught up in scandal.

Cooper and DiCaprio first worked together on Out of the Furnace, which DiCaprio produced and Cooper wrote and directed. DiCaprio was attached to star in the project at one point, when Ridley Scott was planning to direct, but Scott eventually departed and DiCaprio opted to just produce. Out of the Furnace is expected to hit this fall, with Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, and Zoe Saldana starring.

Cooper broke out in 2009 with Crazy Heart but took his time settling on Out of the Furnace as his next feature effort. It’s not clear yet whether The Road Home will go next, as he’s been linked to several other movies over the years. That includes the William Styron adaptation Lie Down in Darkness and the former Noah Baumbach project The Emperor’s Children.

DiCaprio has two films due out this year, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Before he began making noises about a possible hiatus, he had a few other projects gestating, including the fact-based serial killer saga The Devil in the White City.

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whiskybars 22nd-Feb-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
sounds oscar baity enough for him
ponpiri 22nd-Feb-2013 04:33 am (UTC)
whiskybars 22nd-Feb-2013 04:35 am (UTC)
hey, i'm rooting for him too
ponpiri 22nd-Feb-2013 04:40 am (UTC)
He should do a light-hearted role. I'm not sure I want to hear another accent from him so soon.
whiskybars 22nd-Feb-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
mte i want him to do something like a dark comedy
michelleantonia 22nd-Feb-2013 10:54 am (UTC)
I actually think it sounds a lot less Oscar baity than the stuff he usually does lol
crucified 22nd-Feb-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
agentnever 22nd-Feb-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Idg why what he does is Oscar baity? Like, working with good directors and landing good roles is baiting? Is he supposed to do shitty movies? I've never really seen him be thirsty for an Oscar besides those funny reaction gifs of him losing at award shows.

It's not like he acts like Anne Hathaway.
genbu_no_miko24 22nd-Feb-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Because it was just that obvious that he was going for films that would most likely (and were) to be nominated/win an oscar.

I would watch the trailers, and notice every money shot. It was kinda annoying at first, but now its evolve into a lotta jokes lol.

I still hope he does win one day haha.

Edited at 2013-02-22 05:43 am (UTC)
__papillon 22nd-Feb-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
michelle "miserable white wife oscar bait" williams does the same thing and no one says anything lol.

and yeah, leo doesn't even campaign for his movies.
thejoker 22nd-Feb-2013 06:29 am (UTC)
Eh I don't see it so much in her. Otherwise she wouldn't have done Oz and that cameo on Cougar Town.
__papillon 22nd-Feb-2013 07:47 am (UTC)
oz is one thing among the rest of her most acclaimed movies though. and most people see it as her just picking interesting projects with great directors, which is the same thing leo does but he's the only one who gets called out for it.
thewhowhatwhats 22nd-Feb-2013 06:30 am (UTC)
She doesn't though.
ponpiri 22nd-Feb-2013 06:34 am (UTC)
When "Marilyn" came out my bf at the time was pisssed beyond belief. He said "the Oscar committee is going to eat this shit up." He did not like her lol
callme_morbid 22nd-Feb-2013 07:42 am (UTC)
LMAO @ miserable white wife oscar bait
kdvn 22nd-Feb-2013 04:59 am (UTC)
Apparently doing serious films means they're pandering for awards. I've heard people refer to Amour as being Oscar bait. Um, no. It's just French/European.

Edited at 2013-02-22 05:00 am (UTC)
abcdlovelife 22nd-Feb-2013 05:13 am (UTC)
you didnt lie
saltireflower 22nd-Feb-2013 05:22 am (UTC)
If he did other types of movies people would give him crap for doing shitty films. Whatevs.
effervescent 22nd-Feb-2013 07:05 am (UTC)
Mmhmm. It's annoying when I see people loling about it all the time, because it's like... He's good, imo one of the best in the business. Why wouldn't he do fantastic movies, and why does the assumption have to be that he's ~baiting~? Does he have to do a crappy movie just to make people shut up?
lil_creamsoda 22nd-Feb-2013 11:15 am (UTC)
It's not like he acts like Anne Hathaway.

this truth right here.
wonderwomanhero 22nd-Feb-2013 04:34 am (UTC)

whatever floats his boat
manicpixiegirl 22nd-Feb-2013 05:12 am (UTC)
she should have won her oscar for revolutionary road instead of the reader. she was flawless.
fabouluz 22nd-Feb-2013 11:00 am (UTC)
The Reader was so good tho, she deserved it for both roles.
mario_06 22nd-Feb-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
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ltmsysf 22nd-Feb-2013 08:38 am (UTC)
0nehitwonder 22nd-Feb-2013 04:36 am (UTC)
you can do it leo
noskidaddle 22nd-Feb-2013 04:36 am (UTC)
This is like he quit Twitter for 2 days and came back
distant_lines 22nd-Feb-2013 04:38 am (UTC)
I have one question. What's a haitus?
ponpiri 22nd-Feb-2013 04:40 am (UTC)
_xxtom 22nd-Feb-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
He needs to do a romantic comedy. It would be so fucking hilarious.
Like the time Ralph Fiennes did Maid in Manhattan with JLO.
black_cat10 22nd-Feb-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
I will never forget the day I watched Maid in Manhattan a few years ago and realized it was him. I literally ran across my dorm building to my friends room and yelled "Voldemort got a lady!"
actxappalledx 22nd-Feb-2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
lmao that movie. i watched it two weeks or so ago on tv and was smh the whole time
genbu_no_miko24 22nd-Feb-2013 04:41 am (UTC)

telurica 22nd-Feb-2013 05:27 am (UTC)
She was such an adorable Julia Child <3
shefloats_____ 22nd-Feb-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
I forgot how much I loved Revolutionary Road
annadraper 22nd-Feb-2013 04:46 am (UTC)
already want to see this tbh
goldengal1193 22nd-Feb-2013 04:53 am (UTC)
Sounds interesting. <3
abcdlovelife 22nd-Feb-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
i believe in you bb!
mirandagirll 22nd-Feb-2013 05:18 am (UTC)
We're rooting for you Leo

telurica 22nd-Feb-2013 05:29 am (UTC)
I'll show this to my dad so he gets excited for Leo's future oscar bait movie. He legit loved him, like loves him.
lovelyeli 22nd-Feb-2013 07:16 am (UTC)
same with my mom lol
prophecypro 22nd-Feb-2013 07:41 am (UTC)
That man trying to get his award!
callme_morbid 22nd-Feb-2013 07:53 am (UTC)
i want to see leo play a deranged redneck (along the lines of larry the cable guy) in a ~psychological thriller~
lovelyeli 22nd-Feb-2013 08:24 am (UTC)
omg yes leo..do this so when i go to the theater i can say"..he could be a farmer in those clothes" ;D lol

he needs to just do a WW2 movie where he gets naked and starts a romance with a 18 yr old girl or something, then he will get that oscar..kate has taught us.
michelleantonia 22nd-Feb-2013 10:55 am (UTC)
The best movie he's made in the last decade is Revolutionary Road. This leads me to believe he should only make movies with Kate. yep
bellwetherr 22nd-Feb-2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
fabouluz 22nd-Feb-2013 10:58 am (UTC)
He can't help but take the Oscar film, good for you Leo. Seems good on paper.
pineandapple 22nd-Feb-2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
solitune 22nd-Feb-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
lol he was only "off" for like a month. But go Leo!
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