DiCaprio’s production company will be developing a biopic on the counterculture icon and LSD advocate Timothy Leary. The playwright Craig Lucas and Timothy Leary archivist Michael Horowitz will be working on the film as well. DiCaprio knew Leary before his death in 1996 and has been reportedly interested in creating such a film for several years. It’s speculated that Leonardo DiCaprio may star as Leary himself. The film will focus on Leary’s life between his enrollment at West Point in the early 1940s and his escape from prison in 1970. This project, set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, has no relation to the Leary biopic being developed at Miramax.
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