Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce and Star as Nolan Bushnell in "Atari" Movie

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According to Variety, Leonardo DiCaprio is slated to star in the upcoming film “Atari” based upon Nolan Bushnell’ s life. DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company will produce it, Paramount Pictures will release it, and the script is currently being written by Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman.

Pulled from Varitey:

The project is a biopic about entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell, the creator of Atari and one of the founding fathers of the videogame industry.

Although Bushnell’s life rights had long been pursued by various suitors, Hecker and Craig Sherman convinced the gaming pioneer that they could do his unique story justice. Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari Inc. in 1972 and were instrumental in bringing arcade games, home videogame consoles and home computers to the masses. Among the company’s contributions was PONG and the Atari 2600.

Hecker most recently wrote and directed “Bart Got a Room,” which was a hit at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Great. Just great.

Via: Variety

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4 Comments on Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce and Star as Nolan Bushnell in "Atari" Movie

Gigarayzor

On June 7, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Somehow I can’t imagine it will be a particularly entertaining movie. Even if there’s great acting and directing, the life of the Atari guy probably isn’t the most exciting, then again I can’t say I know much about the guy.

MastaG

On June 8, 2008 at 2:58 am

In my opinion this guy is one of the worst actors I have seen. I mean he’s alright in a few movies but others like “The Aviator” and “Catch Me If You Can” he just plain sucks. He makes his characters seems so fake.

nati_l16

On June 8, 2008 at 12:27 pm

???? ???

Jay

On June 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Wha??? The Aviator was a great movie! Leo is really talented as an actor. What’s the meaning of this MastaG?