According to Variety, New Regency has picked up the screen rights to Josh Bazell's Beat the Reaper. The plan is for the film to star Leonardo DiCaprio.

The book showcases an emergency room doctor who finds his life upended when he is ID'd by a mobster as being a former hitman.

Beat the Reaper was originally picked up through an eight-house auction in 2007.

DiCaprio will also co-produce through his Appian Way Production Company.