JFK Assassination: The Mafia Theory

Leonardo DiCaprio and his father have teamed up with Warner Bros to make the next JFK conspiracy theory film. DiCaprio will star in Legacy of Secrecy, due to hit theaters in time for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 2013.

Leonardo DiCaprio

John F. Kennedy's assassination has seen more conspiracy theories than you can shake a stick at and 50 years later, the conspiracy is still hot, or so thinks Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros.

DiCaprio's production company Appian Way has signed on to produce a JFK movie based on Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann's book, Legacy of Secrecy; and Warner Bros, the company behind the JFK film starring Kevin Costner, is ready to help see this version of the story hit theaters in time for the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination in 2013.

In 2009's Legacy of Secrecy, scribes Waldron and Hartmann published the declassified FBI files from the National Archives. The story that unfolds centers around organized crime boss Carlos Marcello, who reigned in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades.

In the film adaptation, DiCaprio is set to play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham, who went deep undercover to get Marcello to confess to ordering the infamous assassination.

"Marcello had the motive, means and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy," concluded a 1979 Congressional Committee, and according to FBI and Secret Service files cited in Legacy of Secrecy, more than a dozen of Marcello's men and family members were questioned or arrested by authorities in connection to JFK's assassination. For some reason, however, Marcello did not make it into the 1964 Warren Report.

The book also delves into Marcello's part in the assassination of Martin Luther King and Watergate, but those hot topics will not be the focus of the upcoming movie.

DiCaprio is keeping this project in the family. In addition to teaming up with his father George DiCaprio as producer, he's planning to work with a familiar director.

"An acclaimed director who has previously worked with Leonardo has expressed interest in directing the film," teased the press release.

That's no small list! DiCaprio, last seen in Inception, has a serious history with Martin Scorsese. They've teamed up for five movies so far, and it's hard to imagine Scorsese would turn down the chance to do a mob movie with his young pal, but DiCaprio has also worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Baz Luhrmann, Woody Allen and Danny Boyle.

The real question, however, is not who will direct, but whether people will want to watch yet another conspiracy tale. Would you come out for Leonardo DiCaprio's Legacy of Secrecy?

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TruthMakesPeace November 18, 2012 | 10:13 PM

This movie is just more smoke screen and should be boycotted. The Mafia could not get JFK to go to Dallas in the first place, remove the limousine bubble top, prevent the National Guard from helping the Secret Service, keep SS off the car, alter JFKs autopsy, hide his brain, etc. Remember the words from Oliver Stone's Mr. X (Col. Fletcher Prouty): "Why was Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up?"

John November 23, 2010 | 8:52 PM

The mob theory makes the most sense, seeing as it is well known that Joe Kennedy used the mob to make JFK president! JFK wasn't aware of this little tid bit of info, and took on the very people who used the electoral system to get him in.

Kevin November 23, 2010 | 3:20 PM

I wonder if this movie is going to touch on a guy by the name of David Morales, a CIA agent who was photographed in Dallas after the JFK assassination and again in L.A. after the RFK assassination. Regardless, every time I see another book or movie about the JFK assassination I’m satisfied because the story stays alive. We owe it to the next generation to keep this story alive so hopefully one day the truth will be told.

mary basombrio November 22, 2010 | 8:29 PM

For real students of history,read the books ULTIMATE SAACRIFICE & Legend of Secrecy by Waldron & Hartmann.Then hope the film is able to tie together these painstaingly detailed bookd (both huge). Study who as on the Warren Commission & their ties. DiCaprio search for truth I do not doubt. In those to books rests the answers to nearly 50 yr. old questions. I was overjoyed to hear the news,on another NOV 22 just fear film time limits & willingness of certain segments of the political fog & hot air to destroy the truth.Those who want answere,read & study...here is the answer!! Finally!!

maggie burkhardt November 22, 2010 | 6:55 PM

This is, in my opinion, the only plausible explanation of the JFK assassination: http://www.realityreviewed/JFK%20murder.htm JFK was no angel, but he made a lot of enemies in his presidency for standing up to some nasty forces. LBJ wanted him dead. Jackie had issues with him and also was probably brainwashed into complicity with his death. If Connally was hit by a bullet, it wasn't the same one that took out JFK, and it's possible the injuries to Connally were non-existant, given all the lies that surround this event.

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