Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an adaptation of The Black Hand. The Oscar-winning actor will also produce the adaptation of Stephan Talty’s novel.
Its story follows Joe Petrosino, played by DiCaprio, an NYPD detective who goes after the Black Hand gang in early 1900s America.
The book titled The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History, is set in New York City in the summer of 1903, when a crime wave hits the city. The perpetrators leave a calling card of the symbol of a black hand. Detective Joe Petrosino, dubbed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes,” is determined to capture the members of the criminal organisation, and his task takes him all the way to Sicily.
DiCaprio was last seen in The Revenant, for which he finally won the Oscar for Best Actor.