Announced earlier today came the news that Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception, The Wolf Of Wall Street) will star in the movie based the book The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes. For those unfamiliar Billy’s story he was the first person to use multiple personality disorder as a defense. After his arrest for the rape of three women at Ohio State University, psychologists would later diagnose Billy with the disease. Doctors would determine that that there was about 23 other personalities floating around in Billy’s head. His lawyers would successfully argue that that Billy did not commit the crimes but one of his other personalities committed the crimes. Instead of going to prison Billy would spend time in a mental institution and have to register as a sex offender.
The movie is to be titled Crowded Room and has been penned by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg. With any luck this will be the role(s) that finally land Leo that much deserved Academy Award.