Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to play Nolan Bushnell in Paramount Pictures upcoming biopic entitled Atari. According to Variety, the film will be written by Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman.

The project will take a hard look at Nolan, credited for creating the video game empire known as Atari. He was the man behind PONG and the Atari 2600, as well as the Chuck E. Cheese franchise. Bushnell has long been courting a film about his life, but it was Hecker and Sherman that convinced the man that they could do justice to this very unique story.

The film is looking to go into production later this year.

B. Alan Orange