Leonardo DiCaprio has his eyes set on taking part in certainly one of historical past’s most dangerously charismatic males.
E! Information can verify that the 46-year-old Oscar winner is in last negotiations to play Jim Jones—the notorious cult chief who orchestrated a mass-suicide at his Jonestown settlement on November 18, 1978—in an upcoming film with MGM. The incident, which noticed greater than 900 folks die after consuming grape-flavored punch laced with cyanide, is taken into account the most important occasion of American civilian deaths not brought on by a pure catastrophe till the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults.
Along with starring within the biopic, at the moment titled Jim Jones, DiCaprio will function a producer alongside Jennifer Davisson, the president of manufacturing at his Appian Manner firm, in accordance with Deadline, who was first to report the information.
The outlet stories that the characteristic movie’s script was penned screenwriter Scott Rosenberg, whose work consists of Excessive Constancy, Gone in 60 Seconds, Venom and the 2 newest Jumanji sequels. Rosenberg will even reportedly government produce the venture.