DiCaprio To Play MD With A Secret Past
Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2009 09:35 AM PDT

Leonardo DiCaprio DiCapReaper200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian way has purchased the rights to "Beat the Reaper" for the actor to star in, Variety reports.

The novel tells the story of a New York City emergency room doctor who was a former hit man for the mafia.

The film will be co-produced with New Regency headed by DiCaprio's former manager Rick Yorn.

The novel was written by Josh Bazell, a medical intern. This is his first novel.

A screenwriter for the project has not yet been announced.