Forster Directing ‘Chancellor Manuscript’; DiCaprio to Star?

Marc Forster is attached to direct The Chancellor Manuscript for Paramount.

The Robert Ludlum political thriller was acquired by the studio for $4 million in 2005. Variety reports Peter O’Brien is adapting the story about Peter Chancellor, who turns in a novel about D.C. power brokers who are blackmailed into altering U.S. policies. When some operatives get hold of the manuscript, they think he has uncovered their actual scheme and try to hunt the author down.

The project is being developed as a Leonardo DiCaprio star vehicle.

Douglas Wick is producing alongside DiCaprio. Forster’s partner Brad Simpson is also involved in some producing capacity as is Captivate Entertainment, which reps the Ludlum estate.