Hollywood heart-throb LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to try out a new director after working with legendary film-maker Martin Scorsese on three successive movies.

The TITANIC star has signed up to star in THE BLOOD DIAMOND, which will be directed by ED ZWICK, when work finishes on upcoming Scorsese movie THE DEPARTED, reports Empire Online.

DiCaprio previously starred in Gangs of New York and The Aviator under the Raging Bull director.

DiCaprio will play a diamond smuggler who specialises in selling "blood diamonds" to help finance civil wars and terrorism in Africa, when filming gets underway next year (06).

29/06/2005 05:55