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Leonardo DiCaprio May Play Cult Chief Jim Jones In New Film

Leonardo DiCaprio is in ultimate talks to provide and star in a characteristic biopic about controversial cult chief Jim Jones, with Venom screenwriter Scott Rosenberg on board to pen the script.

Based on Deadline, the movie will chronicle the story of Jim Jones, the chief of the Peoples Temple spiritual group, who was answerable for orchestrating the mass suicide that claimed the lives of greater than 900 folks in November 1978 after he directed his followers based mostly on the distant Jonestown settlement in Guyana to drink cyanide-laced punch.

The Jim Jones characteristic has reportedly been picked up by MGM in a preemptive scenario that finds DiCaprio starring within the lead function in addition to producing the image alongside Jennifer Davisson below their Appian Manner manufacturing banner. Rosenberg can be connected to the venture as an govt producer, although no director has been confirmed at the moment.

Over the course of his prolific profession, DiCaprio has portrayed a number of real-life historic figures onscreen, with scene-stealing performances as former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, notorious aviation tycoon Howard Hughes, and crafty conman Frank Abagnale. The actor will subsequent star in Adam McKay’s Do not Look Up and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

DiCaprio stars reverse Jennifer Lawrence in Do not Look Up, which follows two low-level astronomers who try, by way of a media tour, to warn mankind about an asteroid that may destroy Earth. Additionally starring Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Chris Evans, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Rob Morgan, the movie will premiere on Netflix on December 10.

Whereas the solid is stacked for Netflix’s Do not Look Up, that is really DiCaprio’s first movie that may premiere completely on a streaming service after turning down many different roles. He’s additionally starring in Killers of the Flower Moon alongside Robert De Niro, although, which is being funded by Apple and can hit theaters in addition to streaming on Apple TV+.

Adele Ankers is a contract author for IGN. Observe her on Twitter.

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