Paramount has put its chips down on an untitled pitch about the world of online casinos based in Costa Rica. Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star and produce through his Appian Way shingle.
The untitled project hails from scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien ("Rounders," "The Girlfriend Experience," "Ocean's Thirteen"). Appian Way's Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce.
Koppelman and Levien are working with DiCaprio and Appian on the thriller "Beat the Reaper." It's based on the novel by Josh Bazell and is in development at New Regency.
DiCaprio will be onscreen next in the fall in Martin Scorsese-helmed "Shutter Island."