Leonardo Grooms Red Riding Hood

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Leonardo Grooms Red Riding Hood

by Owen Williams |
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company is prepping a new version of Red Riding Hood, according to Variety.

It's not intended as a project for him to star in so we won't see Leo in the hood, or behind the teeth. Rather, it's a screenplay by David Johnson, who wrote the surprise hit Orphan for Appian. Johnson was an assistant to Frank Darabont on The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and is currently also working on horrors Lake Mungo and The Colony.

Safe to say this will be a darker version of the tale then, going back to its grim roots (not Grimm roots: the first recorded version of RRH is by Charles Perrault.) In a lot of the original versions, Red gets eaten.

The Company of Wolves, anyone? Put Rose McGowan in it and adapt the Roald Dahl version. Now *there's *a movie.

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