DiCaprio to Star in 'Rasputin' Movie in Development at Warner Bros

June 7, 2013 10:21 PM

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DiCaprio to Star in 'Rasputin' Movie in Development at Warner Bros

DiCaprio as Rasputin? He's ideal! It's being reported on Deadline that Warner Bros has acquired a script written by Jason Hall (Paranoia, American Sniper) for a movie about Rasputin, the Russian mystic who became an advisor to the Russian Imperial family, The Romanovs, before being brutally killed. Currently attached in the role of Rasputin is three-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio. Apparently there was something about the ruthless Russian mystic which Hall uncovered and put into the script that intrigued DiCaprio enough to agree to the role. I just have a feeling about this that seems like a completely perfect fit.

The project, titled just Rasputin, is being produced by Appian Way's Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Peter Morgan and Langley Park's Kevin McCormick. Hall has been a major name around town since his script American Sniper landed Spielberg as director; he's also working on adapting the David Finkel bo...

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