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Leary Story
Leo DiCaprio starring as LSD icon

29 June 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s getting caught in the counterculture – in a biopic.

He’s been working on an untitled film about LSD guru Timothy Leary for a while now, ever since he knew the man before Leary’s death in 1996.

Now DiCaprio has hired The Dying Gaul writer Craig Lucas and Leary historian Michael Horowitz to crack on with a script that chronicles part of Leary’s early life. Leo plans to star as the famed spokesman for the LSD crowd who had an interesting life even before he became known for his turn on, tune in, drop out stance on life. Enrolled at the West Point military academy in the 1940s, Leary ended up escaping from prison in 1970. Should be quite a film…

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60's drug culture
This topic has been dying for the big screen treatment. Think of the cameos... The Beatles, Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters. They should also make a movie of the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. More

Posted by classic_schizo at 18:46 on 02 July 2006 | Report This Post

used to think Di Caprio got where he was as a pretty boy and couldn't take him seriously then saw "Gilbert Grape" and I stand corrected. Now have a more open mind to his performances. More

Posted by docc at 23:18 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

Leo's last great performance was The Aviator. Duh. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 19:39 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

And his last GREAT performance was....?
Sorry, but for me DiCaprio's in the same boat as Depp or Pitt, over-rated prettyboy actors who compensate for their talent-deficiency by choosing off-the-wall oddball roles guaranteed to attract attention. No? Just me then More

Posted by dunner05 at 17:39 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

Leo's a great actor and always pushing the boundaries. LSD ai? More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 17:18 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

Can't wait
Big fan of Leo, think he's a little under-rated. If its anything like his acting in Basketball Diaries or Catch Me If You Can, think we're in for a real treat. More

Posted by Achilles at 14:57 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

this is pretty exciting news. Leary needs a good biopic, and hopefully Leo will deliver. More

Posted by Rhubarb at 11:43 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

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