One of the biggest stars in Hollywood might be acting in a movie again very soon. There are many rumors floating around show business circles that “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star Leonardo DiCaprio is currently negotiating a contract to star in a movie about the life of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel. He made a name for himself by performing very dangerous stunts that often resulted in him being seriously injured in the process. His stunts were televised nationally and attracted many millions of viewers. Some of the highest rated episodes of “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” involve Evel Knievel performing dangerous stunts.
This is not the first time that a movie about the life of Evel Knievel has been talked about in Hollywood circles. However, none of them have been made as of yet. The negotiations with DiCaprio are in the very early stages. There is no guarantee that the film will come to fruition. If it ever does get made, Paramount Pictures will be the studio that releases it. Leo has said in several interviews that he thinks Evel Knievel is a fascinating guy. He would like to get into the mind of Knievel. Leo just wants to find interesting roles for himself. He believes that this would fall into that category.
Leonardo DiCaprio is considered to be one of the best actors of his generation. However, he does not work very much. He will only do a new film once every two or three years. He chooses his projects very carefully. He says that he values quality over quantity. There is also the fact that he does not need to work very often. He has made enough money in his very successful career that he can make a schedule that is not like most other actors.
There has not been a director announced for the proposed film. It is not known if a script has been written yet. The film would not be able to start filming for a very long time if the script is still in the very early stages of development. It is possible that Paramount is just talking to Leo to find out his level of interest in the project. They would need to sign him to a project very far in advance of the date the movie was going to start filming. Only time will tell if this movie gets made.