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So far, it's just a rumor, but CHUD is reporting the intriguing possibility that Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire may star in a remake of Carol Reed's 1949 film-noir classic 'The Third Man.'

The site also says that 'A History of Violence' screenwriter Steven Knight is penning the script for the film, with European media conglomerate Canal Plus handling the packaging. So far, it's just a rumor, but CHUD is reporting the intriguing possibility that Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire may star in a remake of Carol Reed's 1949 film-noir classic 'The Third Man.'

The site also says that 'A History of Violence' screenwriter Steven Knight is penning the script for the film, with European media conglomerate Canal Plus handling the packaging.

The original movie, which won an Oscar for cinematography, starred Joseph Cotten as a struggling pulp-fiction novelist who travels to post-World War II Vienna after an old schoolmate (Orson Welles) offers him a job there. When Welles' Harry Lime dies mysteriously, Cotten's Holly Martins soon finds himself in a tangled web involving a burgeoning black market, the multi-national police and a Czech girlfriend (Alida Valli).

As this remains a murky rumor, it's unclear as to which characters DiCaprio and Maguire would play, or where a modernized version might be set (postwar Baghdad seems like one compelling possibility). The actors reps have yet to confirm or deny the rumor ... so we'll continue to keep our fingers crossed.