According to Variety, New Regency has picked Brian Koppelman and David Levien (both wrote Ocean's Thirteen) to adapt Josh Bazell's novel Beat the Reaper.

The protagonist in the novel written by Josh Bazell is a Manhattan emergency room doctor, whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes the doc from his former life as a hitman who went into the witness protection program.

Julie Yorn will produce with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. The film will be a co-production between Appian Way and the new production/management venture recently launched by Rick Yorn.