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The Road Home leads to Leonardo DiCaprio #book2movies

 “I am a bit drained. I'm going to take a long, long break.  I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out.”  Leonardo DiCaprio, BILD
Leonardo DiCaprio, whose quote in Germany's BILD had been much cited and interpreted as evidence that Leo's leaving the movie business, was as silly as it sounded. Besides having screen adaptations of both Dennis Lehane's Live by Night (which Ben Affleck eventually starred in) and Erik Larson's Devil in the White City still somewhere in the development pipeline. 

The strange thing is a film DiCaprio was said to sign on for — The Road Home based on the upcoming novel from Michael Armour—has had no movement at all since this post in 2103. Scott Cooper, an actor/writer/director hybrid - he wrote and directed the acclaimed screen adaptation of Thomas Cobb's Crazy Heart which took the Writer's Guild Best Adaptation prize in 2010 - was on board to write, direct and produce along with Leonardo's own company, Appian Way.

Armour's book is said to be a Depression-era story set on the coast of Central California. A rancher name Creek (Leo) who tries to help solve a local murder gets mixed up in a scandal involving local police trying to bury the case. The book doesn't come out until the fall*.  God knows when the movie will come out. God and Leo. **

*Book bloggers on ARC lists! I don't get ARC's and can't wait to hear your thoughts when you've read your advanced copy! Let me know if you'd like to share them in a guest post. Casting suggestions included!

** 3/1/2018 Updating this post to tell you there is NO word on the movie ... or the book!
Seriously, I can't find any record of The Road Home or Michael Armour as its author. I don't know what happened, did the book get presold based on a concept the writer couldn't actually write to completion? 

I've scoured the internet to no avail. If you have any info, please share!