Leonardo DiCaprio has landed a new project. He’s set to produce a biopic about Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.
The 39 year-old actor is working with producer Roy Lee to make the film. The still untitled movie revolves around the focus on the creation of the comic strip and how the cartoonist coped with its unexpected success.
The movie will be developed by Warner Bros., who bought the project and worked to fast-track the project to take advantage of the attention the cartoon has received this year. It will be based on Dan Dollar’s script “A Boy and his Tiger.”
Even when Watterson gained popularity with his comic strip, he rarely gives interviews and never allowed the selling of Calvin and Hobbes merchandise.
While the movie is on its way to production, it is not clear if Watterson gave his permission to DiCaprio’s project, or if he has decided to provide the rights to use Calvin and Hobbes.
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