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Leonardo DiCaprio developing Mafia drama for TV

Leonardo DiCaprio is developing a new TV drama about the Mafia.

The Departed star has teamed up with Ray Donovan writer Brett Johnson and the acclaimed show's network bosses at Showtime to tackle a plot about the relationship between a gangster boss and a rogue federal agent, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series, which will be set in 1980s Brooklyn, New York, is DiCaprio's first venture into television. He will produce via his Appian Way production company.

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