New Regency has it in mind to adapt Beat the Reaper as a starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. That is, if Leo is up for it.
Leonardo DiCaprio Sought for Beat the Reaper
If DiCaprio was to take the part, he'd play an emergency room doctor whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes the doc from his former life as a hitman who went into the witness protection program.
Penned by Josh Bazell, the novel is just being published by Little Brown.
Even if DiCaprio does not star he will be onboard to produce.