DiCaprio to star in new online poker movie

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DiCaprio will star in new poker film.

The writers behind the most revered poker movie of all time are heading back into poker territory - and they're bringing along international film icon Leonardo DiCaprio.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has picked up an as-yet-untitled film about the world of Costa Rica-based online casinos from writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the team who penned the now-infamous Matt Damon/Edward Norton vehicle Rounders.

The baby-faced DiCaprio has also reportedly signed on to star in the project, and given his seemingly unstoppable success, it could mean the film will move from pre-production purgatory into actual production rather quickly.

Koppelman and Levien most recently wrote  Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, and were responsible for the slick Las Vegas film Ocean's Thirteen - perhaps suggesting a taste for gunfire and heist scenes, which is sure to make the legions of poker fans around the world fist-pump the air with delight.

No release date has been set for the film. DiCaprio will next bless the screen in the new Martin Scorcese film, Shutter Island.

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