DiCaprio plans gothic Little Red Riding Hood August 5, 2009 Leonardo DiCaprio gives Little Red Riding Hood a gothic twist! Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly developing a Gothic reimagining of “Little Red Riding Hood” with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson. The best-known version of the story — in which a wolf disguises himself to fool a girl delivering food to her sick grandmother in the forest — was published in the 19th century by the Brothers Grimm. Earlier oral versions of the tale, which date back to the Middle Ages, are far darker and sometimes involve a werewolf rather than a wolf; the first published version, by Charles Perrault, concludes with Red Riding Hood eaten by the wolf, with no happy ending. The project is being developed by DiCaprio’s company Appian Way, though the actor is not expected to star in the film.