Paramount Spends 4 Million for Leo to Play "Chancellor"

by | May 23, 2005 | Comments

Paramount just dropped some serious coin ($4,000,000!) on Robert Ludlum‘s "The Chancellor Manuscript," partially because they’re all set to sign Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.

Variety informs us of the deal, and also that "DiCaprio will play Peter Chancellor, who turns in a novel about D.C. power brokers who are blackmailed into altering U.S. policies. When some operatives get hold of the manuscript, they think he has uncovered their actual scheme and they try to hunt the author down." Presently very hot screenwriter Michael Seitzman (who has "Class Action" and "The Sparrow" upcoming) will be adapting Mr. Ludlum’s novel for the big screen.

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