UPDATED: Leonardo DiCaprio will not take the Lead in BUTTON MAN

by Joey Paur

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Yep, that's right, Leonardo DiCaprio has got himself another starring role. It looks like he will be taking the lead role in a new film coming out that will be adapted from a British comic book called 'Button Man' from 2000 A.D. which was written by John Wagner and illustrated by Arthur Ranson, and I gotta tell ya, this movie sounds like it will be brutally awesome!

Button Man is about a man named Harry Exton (DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary who is a "Button Man" which is a hired killer pitted against other killers in an underground sport. Each works for a mysterious "Voice", a rich man of unknown identity. The object of the game is to kill your opponent, or capture him and take his marker - the first two joints of a finger. Button Men who lose three fingers are shot anyway. The "voices" profit from the game by gambling on the outcome, and a ruthless killer like Harry Exton can make a modestly wealthy man extremely rich. Exton decides to quit, only to discover that leaving the Button Man game isn't so easy.

So What do you think of that?! Now that sounds like a fun movie to watch. It looks like DreamWorks currently holds the film rights. Leonardo DiCaprio recently took the lead role in Christopher Nolan's next Sci-fi film project 'Inception'. I can't wait to see who they bring in to direct this movie.

Source: Production Weekly

UPDATE________________________________________


We are now getting word that this news is false. Representitives of Leonardo DiCaprio and DreamWorks Pictures are confirming that he is NOT attached to star in 'Button Man'. Production Weekly made a mistake. Although I will say, it would be a cool role to see DiCaprio in.

Source: EW

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