Surprise, surprise … Leo is a wanted man. Daily Variety reports today that the 25-year-old global heartthrob is in final talks to star in DreamWorks’ “Catch Me If You Can,” a flick based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., whose prolific criminal record landed him the infamous title of being the only teenager to ever grace the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List in the mid-1960s.
DiCaprio is expected to make the young fugitive tale after his next project, Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” wraps.
Scripted by Jeff (“Rush Hour”) Nathanson, the flick is slated to go in front of the cameras in March 2001. Gore (“The Mexican”) Verbinski and David (“Fight Club”) Fincher are front-runners to helm the film.