Date: 20th April 2001

DiCaprio Delays On Next Movie Project


Actor LEONARDO DiCAPRIO can't decide which film he'll work on next before this summer's (01) Hollywood strike.

The TITANIC (1997) star has just finished filming GANGS OF NEW YORK (2001), and one of his next choices is the DREAMWORKS project CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)

The film is based on the bestselling 1980 memoir of FRANK ABAGNALE JR, who from 1964 to 1966 successfully impersonated an airline pilot, a doctor, an assistant attorney general and a history professor.

The con artist cashed more than $2.5 million (1.6 million) in fraudulent cheques in 26 foreign countries. After being captured by the FBI, Abagnale became a consultant for the bureau.

A spokesperson for DiCaprio admits the actor is considering taking on the role, but adds that at the moment "he's weighing lots of projects and nothing is formal yet." (RGS/LADN/ES)

Source: WENN