Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to play Jim Jones

Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly in talks to play the title role in ‘Jim Jones’.

The 46-year-old actor is being lined up to play the religious cult leader of the Peoples Temple, who was behind the 1978 mass suicide over more than 900 people at his Jonestown settlement. Has Leo upset Jeff Bezos?

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The upcoming MGM movie has been written by ‘Venom’ scribe Scott Rosenberg and now rumours say that DiCaprio is set to take on the lead role.

Jones found the Peoples Temple – which he promoted as a fully integrated congregation promoting Christian Socialism – in 1955, and by the 1970s he had rejected traditional Christianity and claimed to be God.

He build his commune in Guyana in 1974, and four years later told his followers to drink Flavor Aid which was laced with cyanide.

MGM have secured a deal for the project, while DiCaprio is set to procuce alongside Jennifer Davisson via their Appian Way company, with Rosenberg also set to executive produce.

The film won’t be the first time the Academy Award-winning star has played an historical figure.

He took on the role of con man Frank Abagnale in ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and Howard Hughes in ‘The Aviator’, before playing frontiersman Hugh Glass in ‘The Revenant’, which earned him the best actor Oscar in 2016.

He’s also got two other movies in the pipeline, as he’ll be starring in upcoming Netflix comedy ‘Don’t Look Up’, in which he will be part of a star-studded cast with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Street and Ariana Grande.

He’s also set for Apple Original Films project ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, which comes from director Martin Scorsese and also stars Jesse Piemons and Robert De Niro.

Jeff Bezos has jokingly responded to a viral video of his girlfriend interacting with Leonardo DiCaprio with a message for the actor.

Over the weekend, the Amazon founder and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez attended the LACMA Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles, where they were seen in conversation with DiCaprio.

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Footage of Lauren Sanchez chatting with Leonardo DiCaprio has been viewed more than 16 million times on Twitter.
The six-second video was filmed during the LACMA Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday and in the clip, Ms Sanchez was seen smiling broadly as she chatted with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The six-second video, taken without context, appears to suggest that Mr Bezos was the third wheel on this occasion – and the fact wasn’t lost on him. The Amazon and Blue Origin founder responded to the clip by jokingly threatening his rival.

“Leo, come over here, I want to show you something,” he wrote while responding to the clip on Monday. Alongside his tweet, Mr Bezos shared a shirtless photo of himself standing over a sign that reads, “Danger! Steep cliff. Fatal drop.”

The billionaire’s tweet offcourse went viral !

Jeff Bezos has been romantically linked to American news anchor Lauren Sanchez since 2019.

Their relationship made headlines shortly after the Amazon chief, in a surprise announcement, revealed that he was divorcing his wife, MacKenzie Scott, after 25 years together.

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