Another project has ripe for a pair of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Director and actor have found a common language while working on "Gangs of New York." Their fifth joint picture could be a remake of the drama "The Gambler", which is being plotted at Paramount Studio.
Original released in 1974 and brought James Caan, who played a major role, a nomination for "Golden Globe". Drama of Karel Reis was based on the novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Teacher from New York performed by Kaan was a model for his students, but in life suffered from addiction to gambling. During filming, Kaan has been trying to overcome cocaine addiction, which certainly influenced his work.
Interestingly, the screenwriter James Tobek, who learned about the upcoming remake, says that the story is really autobiographical. This is not the first time that a film scripted by James gets a new interpretation. Crime drama "Fingers" for his script was reshoot in 2005 in France by Jacques Odiyar with the name "My heart stopped beating."
What will become "The Gambler" in Scorsese's version it is hard to say. To the script is assigned William Monahan, the author of the Oscar-winning "The Departed." Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, who worked with the director of "Crazy Bull" and "Goodfellas" will be producers of the new tape.
Martin Scorsese is making the final touches on the graphic novel adaptation of Brian O. Selznick "Hugo". The director veteran had a lot of plans for the future, including the film "The Wolf of Wall Street" with the same DiCaprio, a joint project with Lars von Trier, the history of relations of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But what kind of film he chooses his next in turn we shall see.