Now you all have me curious. I've read the book twice, and the second time was because I found the book so unmemorable that I forgot I had read it until I was about halfway through. Then again, while I didn't like it any more the second time through, I definitely remember it in much more detail now. I have a hard time visualizing how the story could work as a movie (never saw the earlier version with RR discussed). I do think Dicaprio makes a good fit. The character seems right up his alley with respect to his typical roles and Baz Luhrmann will have the knack to pull off something unique, that will be fitting.