Great News, there’s a rumor of a possible new Project for Leo. Stay tuned for more info.
The Gatsby star is reportedly in discussions with film honchos for a role in Danny Boyle’s movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s biography, which Sony acquired the rights to after Jobs’ death in 2011
When David Fincher passed on directing Sony Pictures’s Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, the dream of a reunion of The Social Network team died. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the move may have paved the way for reunion of 2000′s The Beach director/star duo, as the studio is now reportedly eyeing Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio for the project.
The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs, which Sony acquired the rights to after the Apple mogul’s 2011 death. According to THR, Sony has already initiated talks with Boyle, who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2008 for Slumdog Millionaire. Boyle is said to have already approached his first choice star DiCaprio about playing Jobs.
Though the baby-faced DiCaprio might seem like a surprise choice to play Jobs, the actor is known for tackling well-known figures in past biopics, like Howard Hughes in 2004′s The Aviator and J. Edgar Hoover in 2011′s J. Edgar. However, though no deals are finalized yet, something tells us that even if Leo signs on, the Jobs role won’t be the key to his own long-awaited Oscar moment.
Thanks to the lovely Holly I added to the gallery some pics of Leo enjoying Coachella Festival; he went to the famous event on Sunday with some friends where he enjoyed an evening of music, dance and art.
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > April 13th – Valley Music and Arts Festival – Day 3
Good News for all Leo fans; a new project is on the Horizon!
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a fur trapper who is left for dead in the wilderness of early 19th century North America in the period revenge thriller The Revenant, directed by the Oscar nominee Alejandro González Iñárritu, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will be DiCaprio’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed but controversial Martin Scorsese black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street.
The Revenant, based on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, has been a twinkle in Iñárritu’s eye since 2011, but has been in development for more than a decade in total. It now has a screenplay by the director and Mark L Smith, the writer of Vacany and The Hole.
Punke’s book is set in 1823 in the areas of North America that now make up North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. It centres on 36-year-old Hugh Glass, a real-life figure, who joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co on a journey into the wild. After being mauled by a bear, he is left at the mercy of two would-be rescuers who later steal his belongings and abandon him when their camp is attacked by Native American raiders. Glass must then travel the 350-mile journey back to civilisation through perilous territory. Iñárritu, who directed Amores Perros and Babel, plans a September shoot for the film adaptation, and is aiming for an autumn 2015 release date.
DiCaprio enjoyed critical acclaim for The Wolf of Wall Street. Scorsese’s highest-grossing film was nominated for five Oscars in January, including best actor for DiCaprio, best film and best director. But the film-makers emerged empty handed from the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles last month, a disappointment that some observers blamed on the controversies surrounding the film. DiCaprio was beaten to what would have been his first Oscar win by The Dallas Buyers Club’s Matthew McConaughey.
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The Wolf of Wall Street actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set to costar again in the upcoming film The Ballad of Richard Jewell penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray.
Ray — who wrote Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games — based the script for the film on a Vanity Fair article about the security guard who was falsely accused of being the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomber. The piece was written by Marie Brenner in 1997.
Hill will take on the lead role of Jewell while DiCaprio will play his lawyer and friend in the film. The duo will also co-produce the flick along with Kevin Misher, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Andy Berman.
According to the Independent, Jewell discovered the bomb-bearing backpack, reported it and helped clear out the area before it went off. Days later he became a terrorism suspect and the subject of a media frenzy accusing him of planting the bomb.
Unfortunately, Leo lost the Best Actor (The Wolf of Wall Street) award to Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), but he graciously gave Matt a kiss on the cheek in congratulations. He was very well dressed last night and took his mother as his date. I will be uploading images from the night as I find them.
LEONARDO DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
It’s afternoon, and a swarm of media outlets is lined up outside, chatting with Oscar contenders after the Academy Awards’ annual luncheon for nominees. Nominated for lead actor for his role as an excess-obsessed stockbroker in The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio stands to gain plenty of attention if he’s viewed, but he goes unseen.
Still, he can’t conceal his curiosity. “What’s going on out there?’’ he asks with childlike intrigue, lowering his brow.
“Why are there only two people on pool floats?’’ Turns out, they’re models hired to liven up the background of an entertainment show’s feed.
“That’s corny,’’ DiCaprio says with a laugh. But surely the 39-year-old actor understands the allure of overdoing it.
Decadence is what fuelled Wolf, a film that’s gained him two Oscar nominations for acting and producing. DiCaprio has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, starting with a supporting actor bid for playing a teen with autism in the 1993 drama, What’s Eating Gilbert Grap e. He’s been overlooked each time.
This could be his year. Is he frustrated he hasn’t won? ”Here, I’ll show you the card they gave me today’’ (at the luncheon), he says, rummaging through his pockets after setting aside the electronic cigarette he says he puffs to “relieve the stress of life.’’
He retrieves a small white card he calls “that little football chalk-up’’ listing his film stats. Leaning in, he points to the portion that reads: five nominations, zero wins. With a heavy chuckle he looks up and says, “Zip!’’
With the card back in his pocket, DiCaprio adds: “It’s quite interesting. People think I feel I’m overdue for something …’’
He stares at the ground for a moment, collecting his thoughts. “Anyone wants to be accepted by their peers, but the truth is every year is unique and everyone is just going to vote for who they think is worthy.’’
Nominated for lead actor Oscars for The Aviator and Blood Diamond, DiCaprio has lost to Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker (he lost the best supporting actor statuette to Tommy Lee Jones). This year, he’s up against Christian Bale, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce Dern and Matthew McConaughey, who is considered DiCaprio’s biggest threat for his portrayal of a rodeo-loving Texan with HIV in Dallas Buyers Club.
“We haven’t seen Leo and McConaughey paired off in any award show,’’ says Tom O’Neil, editor of the awards prediction site goldderby.com.
“The assumption is Leo can’t do it.’’ But this wouldn’t be because he lacks skill. DiCaprio, whose first big film role was opposite Robert De Niro in 1993’s This Boy’s Life, has starred in a number of films that gained Oscar attention, including two best picture winners: Titanic and The Departed. Gangs of New York, Catch Me if You Can, Revolutionary Road, Inception, Django Unchained and last year’s The Great Gatsby have also earned Academy attention.
“It’s as if the old men in the Academy look at someone like Leo and say, ‘You have the money, the fame, the babes, but here’s one thing you can’t have,’’’ adds O’Neil.
“We’ve seen a history of it. Paul Newman didn’t win until he was past the age of 60. Often, if you are old or if you let yourself go to hell like Matthew McConaughey did in Dallas Buyers Club by losing a lot of weight, the Academy awards you.’’
Many major Hollywood talents have endured Oscar snubs. Neither Alfred Hitchcock nor Stanley Kubrick ever received directing trophies. At the risk of gaining comparisons to the late actor Peter O’Toole, who was nominated eight times without a win, DiCaprio could go home empty-handed again.
“The thing about it is no matter what film he’s in, even if you didn’t like the movie, you leave the theatre and go, ‘That guy just never misses,’’’ says DiCaprio’s Wolf co-star Jonah Hill, who is nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar.
“Watching Leo work on Wolf, I understand how brilliant he is at what he does. He didn’t miss a single moment of that character.’’ He’s been particularly dedicated to the Oscar campaign for Wolf — DiCaprio even appeared on Saturday Night Live with guest host Hill.
Wolf marks the actor’s fifth collaboration with Martin Scorsese. It’s a project he takes extreme pride in, largely because he was part of its development.
“The fact that I brought it to Scorsese and put the financing together … all of these elements add a whole other level of responsibility,’’ he says. That includes defending the racy material in the film, which has gained a bad rep for glorifying greed.
“I’ve never been a part of a film that had this sincere level of controversy around it,’’ DiCaprio says.
“But I want to have films out there that cater to an audience that I think is yearning for something that is a little more outlandish.’’
His hunch proved spot-on. Wolf, costing $US100 million to make, has earned over $US230 million worldwide.
“You make these movies, you work as hard as you possibly can, you put your life on hold and you hope for the best,’’ adds the actor.
“I’ve had the same mentality ever since I got my first movie,’’ he says.
“I got my foot in this door and I am going to continue to jam it in there and grind.’
Check out Leo’s interview with CBS this week.
I’ve added HQ screencaps of Leo in ‘The Great Gatsby’ last year. Check them out in the gallery.