The 46-year-old Oscar winner actor Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to play infamous Cult Leader Jim Jones. It seems that the star is going to play one of history’s most dangerously charismatic men.
The cult leader Jim Jones orchestrated a mass suicide of over 900 of his followers at Jonestown in 1978. The people died after drinking grape-flavored punch laced with cyanide. This incident was the biggest instance of American civilian deaths.
It is heard that the upcoming movie will be the biopic of this character and produced by the famous production house MGM. DiCaprio will also perform as a producer of this feature film alongside Jennifer Davisson. Jennifer is the president of a production at his Appian Way company.
The screenwriter Scott Rosenberg has penned the film. Previously Rosenberg has worked in various remarkable films including High Fidelity, Gone in 60 Seconds, Venom, and the two latest Jumanji sequels. He is also going to act as executive producer of this project.
Earlier DiCaprio acted in different characters who were real-life figures with criminally immoral pasts. In 2002, Leonardo performed as Frank Abagnale Jr. in the film “Catch Me If You Can”. This was a character who scammed millions of dollars by posing as a Pan Am pilot. Then he portrayed Jordan Belfort in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013.
Recently DiCaprio opened up about the role. He said, “I knew when I read [McKay’s] script that it was incredibly unique, as it struck an important chord concerning the modern world we live in. Adam has woven an incredibly timely message about society, how we communicate, our current priorities, and the climate crisis into an absurdly funny yet important movie.”