Robert Schwentke is directing from a script penned by Sheldon Turner, reports Variety. DiCaprio is producing along with Jennifer Davisson. The actor had also been attached to star in the lead role. However, his involvement has been put into doubt given his busy schedule.
Warner Bros. is also planning to make two more dramas – on outed CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband Ambassador Joseph Wilson based on her memoir "Fair Game" and one on poisoned ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko starring Johnny Depp.