DiCaprio To Star In New JFK Movie!

By on 19 November, 2010

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and produce the movie ‘Legacy of Secrecy‘, based on the book about the John F. Kennedy assassination by Lamar Waldron and Thom HartmannVariety reports!

DiCaprio is eyeing a possible 2013 release of the movie coinciding with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy‘s assassination, and he’s expected to play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham.

The book (full title being Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination) suggests that Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello confessed to Van Laningham to having ordered JFK‘s assassination. As part of a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become confidant to Marcello, who ruled organised crime in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades.

This intriguing story features information from declassified FBI files from the National Archives which details the FBI‘s clandestine operation with Van Laningham and Marcello‘s JFK confession. Added to the mix are FBI and Secret Service files showing that more than a dozen of Marcello‘s associates and family members were questioned or arrested by authorities in assocation with the JFK assassination.

Marcello, who died in 1993, has not yet been the subject of a feature film and his name did not appear in the 1964 Warren Report, but the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations said mobster Santo Trafficante and Marcello “had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy.”

As part of Warner Bros.‘ deal for ‘Legacy of Secrecy‘, Waldron is retaining documentary film and TV rights to the book, which also says the Mafia played a role in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and in the Watergate scandal. 

A very interesting story indeed. Can’t wait!

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