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Leonardo DiCaprio eyed for Stephen King’s ‘Billy Summers’ movie adaptation

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Stephen King's 2021 novel ‘Billy Summers’ with JJ Abrams as director on the film

By Web Desk
February 04, 2023
Leo DiCaprio eyed for Stephen King’s ‘Billy Summers’ movie adaptation
Leo DiCaprio eyed for Stephen King’s ‘Billy Summers’ movie adaptation

Leonardo DiCaprio is being eyed for playing the titular role in upcoming feature film Billy Summers, with JJ Abrams to serve as director on the project.

Stephen King's bestselling book Billy Summers is being adapted into a feature film with Leonardo DiCaprio and J.J. Abrams attached.

Deadline reported on Friday that Warner Bros. has acquired the bestselling book and considering it will work better as a feature film.

Per the report, DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Abbrams’ Bad Robot will produce the film depending on how the Billy Summers script turns out.

The screen play for the feature film is written by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. Previously in 2021 when the novel was published and debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list, Billy Summers was quickly optioned by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot productions to be adapted into a limited series.

However, now it is being adapted into a motion picture by the giant production houses.

Billy Summers, is reportedly in very early stages of production as a feature film, becomes just one of many Stephen King's adaptations coming to the big screen, including a few that will be released in 2023.

The movies based on the Misery author’s novels that are expected to come out soon include, The Boogeyman, which will be premiering in theaters on June 2, 2023.

The Salem's Lot remake from Gary Dauberman is also expected to hit theaters sometime this year.

Billy Summers is a crime novel that follows the titular aging assassin who accepts one last job before his planned retirement.