DiCaprio, Espinosa team for Blood on Snow

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Leonardo DiCaprio looks set to star in the previously-mooted “Blood on Snow”, the first in a prospective new franchise based on characters created by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo. Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) is in talks with Warner Bros to direct the pic, says Deadline.

“Blood on Snow” is based on a two-book series – Nesbo writing under the pseudonym Tom Johansson – about a hit man forced into hiding after he fails a job and finds himself on the run with his target, the boss’s wife.

Producers DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are now out to writers, and soon after will no doubt be chasing a female lead.