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