The actor Leonardo DiCaprio and studios Paramount Pictures have obtained the rights for the production of the film "The Corporation", in which Benicio Del Toro will play the role as head of the Cuban mafia, announced by Moon Rock Production, the multimedia company that has sold the rights.
The production company Appian Way, owned by DiCaprio, and Paramount Pictures bought the rights to produce the film based on the book the author TJ Inglés, whose script will be provided by David Matthews, a writer for series of HBO as well known as "Vinyl" or "Boardwalk Empire".
"A bidding war broke out last week between the major Hollywood studios and producers for the rights of the book TJ Inglés, 'The Corporation', which tells an epic story of the world of Cuban-American underworld ".
Del Toro will play the role of Jose Miguel Battle Sr., head of the Cuban - American mafia in this film that appears to be a "Cuban version" of "The Godfather" or "The Godfather" and "American Gangster" said a statement.
Inglés is the author of titles as well known as the "bestseller" "Havana Nocturne" or "Born to Kill" as well as co-writer on the popular television series "NYPD Blue".
"I am excited about the partnership with Paramount, Appian Way and The Picture Company," said Tony Gonzalez, to add: "I can not think of a better studio to produce this film; after all, Paramount is the studio that produced The Godfather ".