TV: The Wager

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are teaming up again to adapt the upcoming David Grann nonfiction book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Apple Original Films "has landed the rights to the book, due out in April 2023. The project reteams the key players and companies behind the recently wrapped adaptation of Grann's true-crime tome Killers of the Flower Moon."

Scorsese will direct, with DiCaprio starring. Producers are Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment, Scorsese via Sikelia Productions and DiCaprio and partner Jennifer Davisson via their Appian Way Productions. Richard Plepler will executive produce through his Eden Productions.

DiCaprio and Scorsese "are one of the great pairings in cinema," THR wrote, adding that "in the last 25 years the two have worked together on six movies that have generated multiple Oscar wins. The list includes Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street, with Flower Moon next to be released."

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