I'll admit I was surprised as the next person to hear about the possibility of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie that was not being made by Martin Scorsese. Variety has reported that DiCaprio is in talks to star in Body of Lies for Ridley Scott. The film is based on the novel by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, with a story that focuses on a CIA agent who's sent to Amman to work with Jordan's intelligence force in helping to track down an Al Qaeda leader who is planning an attack against America. The script is being adapted by William Monahan who also worked on The Departed, so it looks like DiCaprio could have at least one familiar face around on the film. Monahan has also worked for Scott before as a writer for Kingdom of Heaven and is working with DiCaprio on an American remake of Confessions of Pain.

DiCaprio is still negotiating his deal for the project, since he has a pretty packed schedule to try to fit this in. We have already had word that DiCaprio was re-uniting with his Titanic co-star Kate Winslet in the Sam Mendes film Revolutionary Road, and talks are still in progress for Scorsese and DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street (among their other project ideas.) Luckily Scott is still scouting locations in the US and in the Middle East, so Leo has some time to figure out his schedule for the next year or so.