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‘Black Mass’ Director Scott Cooper To Helm Endangered Species Drama ‘American Wolf’

'Black Mass' Director Scott Cooper To Helm Endangered Species Drama 'American Wolf'

One could argue that Whitey Bulger was an animal, a remorseless gangster who killed as easily as breathing. So one could say that “Black Mass” director Scott Cooper has the perfect training under his belt for the gig that has just landed on his desk.

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The Wrap reports that Cooper will helm the true story tale, “American Wolf.” To keep the animal theme going, “The Wolf Of Wall Street” star and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will produce the picture. Based source material by Texas Monthly senior editor Nate Blakeslee, the film follows the friendship that forms between a park ranger and a hunter after the latter accidentally kills a beloved endangered wolf in Yellowstone National Park. So, sort of a reverse “The Revenant” or something? It’s an interesting tale, based on an event that actually occurred in 2012 and earned national attention.

The project is set up at Warner Bros., but no word yet on who might write the screenplay.

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