Leonardo DiCaprio to play Grizzly Man Timothy Treadwell?

In my review of Grizzly Man yesterday I speculated that someone would make Timothy Treadwell’s story into a drama, but that there is no way it would be as good as the real life footage in the Sundance 2005 doc.

Well, after a little online research it seems that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has bought the rights to Ned Zeman’s Vanity Fair article on Treadwell, and Leo himself is considering the role. I’m interested to see how Leo chooses to plays Treadwell: as a mentally unstable suicide victim, an egomaniacal fail actor, or as a spiritual guru who saw something the rest of us missed. I suppose Treadwell had a little bit of each of those qualities.

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