Live by Night (2016)

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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has just acquired Live By Night, the new Dennis Lehane novel, as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. The film will be produced by his Appian Way Productions, which is working on several high profile Warner projects, including the Matt Reeves-directed The Twilight Zone, and Akira. They are also developing Satori, the bestseller by Savages author Don Winslow as a star vehicle for DiCaprio, with a script being written by Shane Salerno and Winslow.

The novel uses some of the characters from Lehane’s sprawling period novel The Given Day and brings them into Prohibition. The Given Day, itself a wonderful novel, was originally optioned by Sam Raimi but that lapsed. This is the second installment of a trilogy that Lehane is writing, so Warner Bros controls all the material. DiCaprio and his partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce and Appian’s Michael Ireland brought in the book.

Deal was just closed by Lehane’s longtime rep Amy Schiffman at IPG. Book will be published this fall. Lehane’s novels are hard bitten Boston crime stories that make lively movies that have included Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island. The latter starred DiCaprio, with Martin Scorsese directing.
http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/dennis- ... -dicaprio/

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Glad to hear Leo is still producing the new Twilight Zone film. Mah nigga.

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Seems like Leo has a lot on his plate.
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Every Dennis Lehane adaption has been fantastic so far. Can't wait for this one!

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IWatchFilmsNotMovies wrote:Every Dennis Lehane adaption has been fantastic so far. Can't wait for this one!


Indeed.
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IWatchFilmsNotMovies wrote:Every Dennis Lehane adaption has been fantastic so far. Can't wait for this one!
Gone Baby Gone was the best.
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DoubleD wrote:
IWatchFilmsNotMovies wrote:Every Dennis Lehane adaption has been fantastic so far. Can't wait for this one!
Gone Baby Gone was the best.
Shutter Island is my personal favorite.

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IWatchFilmsNotMovies wrote:
DoubleD wrote:
Gone Baby Gone was the best.
Shutter Island is my personal favorite.
Totally agree, I loved Shutter Island.

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I love all Dennis Lehane's books, even Shutter Island. I'll have read this one when it comes out.

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EXCLUSIVE: As Warner Bros prepares for tomorrow’s release of the Ben Affleck-directed Oscar season entry Argo, Affleck is in talks at the studio to make Live By Night the next film he will write/direct/produce and star in. The project is based on the new novel by Dennis Lehane that was just published by William Morrow. Affleck made his directorial debut with the superb Gone Baby Gone in 2007, based on the mystery novel series written by Lehane.

Warner Bros acquired Live By Night in April when it was in galley form, to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran’s Appian Way. Appian Way will now produce with Pearl Street, the WB-based company that Affleck shares with Matt Damon.

Live By Night uses some of the characters from Lehane’s sprawling period novel The Given Day and brings them into Prohibition. The focus is Joe Coughlin, the black sheep son of a police captain who gets involved in escalating levels of organized crime during Prohibition. The deal with Lehane and his agent Amy Schiffman at IPG brought Warner Bros rights to The Given Day, a sprawling classic of a novel that had originally been optioned by Sam Raimi, but didn’t go anywhere. Lehane will complete the series as a trilogy but Affleck’s focus will be Live By Night and he certainly has shown a flair for bringing Lehane’s fiction the screen.

While Affleck works on this, he will likely act in Focus, the Glenn Ficarra and John Requa-directed grifter tale that Affleck is negotiating to star in at Warner Bros. Affleck is repped by WME.
http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/argos-b ... g-vehicle/

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