Thursday, March 10, 2011

Xtreme City: Dicaprio

According to screenwriter Mushtaq Sheikh, as quoted by numerous news outlets and blogs now, Leonardo DiCaprio and Shah Rukh will co-star in Xtreme City, written by Sheikh, to be directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment. DiCaprio and SRK would play friends who served together as UN peacekeepers in Somalia, and went their separate ways, DiCaprio becoming a New York cop and Shah Rukh a gangster in Mumbai.

The Mumbai underworld is very dark and complex--but often inadvertently hilarious--a rich vein. I don't think you could put together a better team for this story.