If you ask Americans who were alive for the JFK assassination on November 22, 1963, they’d probably tell you it was one of the worst days of their lives. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the crime, but was killed by Jack Ruby before he even went to trial. Conspiracy theories about the real killer have been floating around for decades and an upcoming film, Legacy of Secrecy starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will take a closer look at one of them.
The film is based on a non-fiction book called Legacy of Secrecy penned by Thom Hartmann and Lamar Waldron. Firstshowing.net explains the premise:
DiCaprio would play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham who apparently witnessed the confession of Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Apparently the confession came about after a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, wherein the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become confidant to Marcello, who ruled organized crime in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades. The 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations said mobster Santo Trafficante and Marcello ‘had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy.’
Sounds juicy. The American public loves conspiracy theories and a film on the JFK assassination will surely do well at the box office. Legacy of Secrecy will be out sometime in 2013 –in time for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Will you go see it?