Leonardo DiCaprio to Suffer Multiple Personality Disorder in 'The Crowded Room'
Leonardo DiCaprio will play 24 different personalities in the upcoming feature film, 'The Crowded Room'.Leonardo DiCaprio is setting himself for one amazing acting challenge. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming feature film The Crowded Room, will be the actor's next acting adventure. Leonardo DiCaprio will play the lead role of Billy Milligan, a man with 24 different personalities and the subject of Daniel Keyes' 1981 nonfiction book "The Minds of Billy Milligan."
Out of control of his own actions, Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy over his body — a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail, arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women. In a landmark trial, Billy was acquitted of his crimes by reason of insanity caused by multiple personality — the first such decision in history — bringing to public light the most remarkable and harrowing case of multiple personality ever recorded. Twenty-four people live inside Billy Milligan. Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs and masterminded a drugstore robbery; April whose only ambition was to kill Billy’s stepfather; Adalana, the shy, lonely, affection-starved lesbian who “used” Billy’s body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old “keeper of pain”; Arthur, the Englishman; Ragen, the “keeper of Rage” who possessed incredible strength; Allen, the con man; Tommy, the escape-artist, and all of the others, including men, women, several children, both boys and girls, and the Teacher, the only one who can put them all together. Each of these “people” play a distinct role in this often shocking true story. [via]The book is currently being adapted into a movie filming should begin later on this year. What do you think of Leonardo DiCaprio's latest feature film? Do you think DiCaprio can pull off acting 24 different personalities? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below! Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.