Leonardo DiCaprio founding Atari as Nolan Bushnell
The rise and fall of the Atari empire is one of the fabled stories from the early days of video gaming, before games had elaborate orchestral soundtracks or fancy 3-D graphics. Heck, even before they had scrolling screens and a sound chip that could make more nuanced noises than "blip" or "bloop." As fascinating as this all is from a historical standpoint, it's a bit surprisng that this tale is being turned into a feature film with Leonardo DiCaprio as the star.
Most of all, Bushnell was an entrepreneur, who continued founding companies throughout his life. In a way, then, the role makes sense for DiCaprio given the actor's previous work as Howard Hughes. However, Bushnell's life is less a case of OCD than rampant geekdom. DiCaprio's company, Appian Way, is producing, so it seems likely that he'll stay on the job.
Variety reports that Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman are writing the film, and given Hecker's past, it seems likely that he may direct it as well.
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