Martin Scorsese decided to continue his successful collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter William Monaghan, with whom he worked on The Departed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the famous director plans to movie a new version of The Gambler, assigning DiCaprio to play the lead role.
In the original movie, released in 1974, the plot was built around a professor from New York, idolized by students and obsessed with the game. Not having the strength to cope with his passion, the main character turns out to owe a large sum to his bookmaker. The only way to pay off is to bribe one of the students playing for the basketball team.
The main role in the 1974 movie was played by James Caan, who at that time was struggling with another addiction - cocaine.
The Topic of Article: Martin Scorsese will turn Leonardo DiCaprio into a player.