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Leonardo DiCaprio Set to Star in Film About Online Gambling Industry

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Jun/16/2009

News broke on Tuesday that Leonardo DiCaprio will be starring in a film dealing with the online gambling industry in Costa Rica.  Certainly should be a great flick if they do their homework.  We've been visiting the Costa Rican offices since 1997 and there is enough content to fit nine sequels.

The project is currently untitled. DiCaprio and Paramount have picked up an untitled pitch from Brian Koppelman and David Levien. Leo star and produce via his Appian Way banner.

From MTV.com:

Details on the story are scarce, but it is set in the world of Costa Rica-based online casinos. I'm not even sure what's particularly noteworthy about that, but according to CBS News, Costa Rica is the Internet's Las Vegas, and there's a bit of a wild west mentality going on with all of the online casinos that have set up shop there. There's a lot of money flying around, loose restrictions and no taxes... so yes, there's probably a very good movie in there.

DiCaprio is rumored to be playing the part of Mickey Richardson, CEO of the Costa Rica's oldest established sportsbook, BetCRIS.com.

DiCaprio has associated with figures inside the online gambling industry including poker legend, Doyle Brunson, who himself is the face of an online poker room located in Costa Rica, Doylesroom.com

Payton O'Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor

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