Hold onto your seats, Rounders fans -- it looks like round two is about to descend. Now, I'm not talking about a sequel, even though we'd all love more screen-time with the poker movie's killer cast, but rather a new gambling feature from Rounders scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Paramount has picked up the writers' latest pitch, and Leonardo DiCaprio (who is also starring in the pair's Beat the Reaper) will grab the lead.

Per usual, not a whole heck of a lot is being released about the plot right now. However, the little that is being said reveals a modern edge -- the feature will delve into the world of online casinos based in Costa Rica. Whether that focus is on the casinos themselves or the people who frequent them remains to be seen, but I'm betting on the latter.

Is it wrong to already be antsy for this film? Koppelman and Levien don't have a perfect track record, but Rounders merged with DiCaprio, who always seems to pick great gigs, seems like something darned close to a perfect bet. Heck, at the very least, it has to be better than the gambling schlock that's hit the screens and boob tubes recently.

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