We’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio do a wide range of performances throughout his career, and now he’s putting them all into one film.Dicaprio will star in the film “The Crowded Room” which is based off the book The Minds of Billy Milligan. Sounds interesting, but who is Billy Milligan?
Billy was the first person to successfully use mental illness as a legal defense and win. He was acquitted for charges involving armed robbery, and the rape of three women. The reports state that Billy wasn’t aware that he committed those crimes, and that it was his two other personalities committing the crimes, which he couldn’t control.
Its kind of sad to see such a disgusting low life get a book and a movie, but whatever. As far as the film goes, this is the kind of challenge that DiCaprio looks for in a role. He always brings a lot of energy and focus on the set of a movie. He’ll definitely need both to play a guy who was diagnosed with 24 different personalities. This is also the kind of role with Oscar potential. No word on who the director will be, but considering DiCaprio’s involvement, I’ll bet it’ll be a big name (Fincher?!).
More updates on this will come later on.