Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx had great chemistry together as adversaries in Django Unchained and now we’ll get to see if they have the same rapport playing buddies. The actors will team up for a crime drama based on the Craig Zahler novel Mean Business on North Ganson Street.
Here’s the synopsis: “DiCaprio is a hardened detective who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town called Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. Partnered with an equally bad-assed detective who was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect (Foxx), the new partners get to do some real work. Police officers start showing up dead execution-style, and the cops think it might be open season on Victory’s police department.”
DiCaprio will be producing the film under his Appian Way banner. His production company also has the Justin Timberlake/Ben Affleck thriller Runner, Runner coming up, as well as Out of the Furnace starring Christian Bale, and are in the scripting process of an adaptation of the manga comic Akira.
No word yet on who will be directing Mean Business on North Ganson Street, but being a crime drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, it sounds right up Martin Scorsese’s alley.
DiCaprio can next be seen in The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by (surprise) Martin Scorsese, set for release on November 15th. Jamie Foxx’s next, White House Down, hits theaters this weekend.