DiCaprio boards Ian Fleming biopic

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Leonardo DiCaprio may star as Ian Fleming in a biopic of the James Bond creator.

Andrew Lazar is set to produce the film. Speaking about the project, Lazar noted a film about the life of Fleming had the potential to be “fascinating”. “It’s going to be very different from the Bond films,” Lazar commented. “There are a lot of different ways to crack biopics, but we’re not trying to emulate a Bond movie… The idea that this guy’s life informed the James Bond character is pretty fascinating.”

The script will be based on ‘Fleming’ by Damian Stevenson. Stevenson said. “In England, Ian Fleming’s exploits are much better known. Talking to people out in the US, no one had any idea that M was based on a real person, Miss Moneypenny was based on a real person.”

The story begins on the eve of Fleming’s wedding in 1952 – before his first Bond novel Casino Royale was published – then flashes back to his days as a Reuters journalist and Naval Intelligence Commander.

The next Bond film, titled ‘Quantum of Solace’ after a Fleming short story, will be released in Ireland this October.