Date: 13th January 2001
TITANIC star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to make waves in a new movie called THE HEART OF THE SEA.
The film, based on NATHANIEL PHILBRICK's book THE HEART OF THE SEA: THE TRAGEDY OF THE WHALESHIP ESSEX, which inspired HERMAN MELVILLE's MOBY DICK, tells the true story of a 19th century disaster in which a sperm whale sank a ship.
Also expressing interest in the project is DiCaprio's GANGS OF NEW YORK co-star DANIEL DAY LEWIS. who is currently shooting the MARTIN SCORCESE movie with the Titanic hunk in Rome, Italy. (LE/US/NFA)