Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Showtime for 1980’s gangster drama


Showtime, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ray Donovan scribe Brett Johnson are joining up to tell a story of gangsters set in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this yet-untitled drama will trace, over the course of a decade, the unlikely relationship between a mafia boss and a rogue federal agent. The potential series will also examine the corrosive power of Wall Street on both the mafia and the FBI during the decade of excess.

Johnson will write the script and produce the series along with DiCaprio, who will participate in the project through his company Appian Way.

The drama marks the latest DiCaprio foray into television, the actor is already down to make a documentary for Netflix and is involved in an adaptation of the book The Searcher by Simon Toyne.