The Leo Pitch

Is it finally time?
Posted On 19 Feb 2014

Cannes review: Gatsby for a Frantic Age

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is not a great film. It has moments of greatness, flickering beneath the spasms, shrieks and glitter. Much of the film’s gifts lay in the singular performance of Leonardo DiCaprio as the elusive, provocative dreamer, Jay Gatsby. DiCaprio captured...
Posted On 15 May 2013

Hammer in talks for Hoover with DiCaprio

EW has learned exclusively that Armie Hammer is in talks to join Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, which will now be called J. Edgar. In the film about the former FBI director, Hammer would play lawyer-turned-FBI-official — and, some say,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010

DiCaprio confirmed for Eastwood’s Hoover bio

Back in March the rumor was floated that Clint Eastwood wanted Leo DiCaprio to star as J. Edgar Hoover in Dustin Lance Black’s screenplay about the former FBI director. This week several reports have surfaced with DiCaprio confirming his involvement. I was holding off in...
Posted On 26 Jun 2010

New Shutter Island stills

Thanks to Afrika for the tip to these stills from German site moviegod. There’s a new and improved version of the poster, redesigned for better focus, after the cut, along with 3 more stills.
Posted On 16 Aug 2009

$200 mil budget for Nolan’s Inception?

According to The Calgary Sun (via SlashFilm, by way of First Showing), “a significant portion of the $200-million movie will be shot in Kananaskis,” a district west of Calgary, Alberta, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. [If the $200 mil cited is in Canadian...
Posted On 15 Jun 2009

Leo and Kate Step Up

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have agreed to help fundraise for the last remaining Titanic survivor, Milvina Dean. The stars, along with James Cameron, have contributed to the fund to help pay the woman’s nursing home bills. Clearly, this isn’t something they are...
Posted On 11 May 2009

Shutter Island, teaser poster

Brad Brevett at Rope of Silicon has this teaser poster scanned from the Berliner Zeitung newspaper. Looks like Scorsese (or at least the Paramount market department) is playing up the Gothic horror aspects of the story rather than the noir detective mystery, and that’s fine...
Posted On 28 Mar 2009

First wave of raves for Revolutionary Road

As the major critics wait to reveal details of their feelings about Revolutionary Road, we have to rely on opinions passed along from trusted friends. Not all critics can work for big name publications, pull down comfy salaries, and publish their reviews like rulings handed down...
Posted On 19 Dec 2008

Body of Lies, character banners

More variations on the Body of Lies design theme we’ve seen here and here. The soft-focus grid of background lights gives this pair a powerful visual unity and reminds us that the action will be backed up with an blinking arsenal of high-tech toys. Again with the gun-metal...
Posted On 25 Sep 2008