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Leo's rep has issued an official  statement regarding the Malaysian issue

 

“Several months ago in July, Mr. DiCaprio first learned through press reports of the government’s civil action against some of the parties involved in the making of The Wolf of Wall Street,” said a spokesperson. “He immediately had his representatives reach out to the Department of Justice to determine whether he or his foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), ever received any gifts or charitable donations directly or indirectly related to these parties, and if so, to return those gifts or donations as soon as possible.

 

All contact was initiated by Mr. DiCaprio and LDF. Both Mr. DiCaprio and LDF continue to be entirely supportive of all efforts to assure that justice is done in this matter. Mr. DiCaprio is grateful for the lead and instruction of the government on how to accomplish this.

 

“Out of respect for its ongoing investigation, which has touched many charities, hospitals and individuals, who may have been unwitting recipients of funds now in question, Mr. DiCaprio has refrained from public comment throughout this period of investigation. He will continue to limit his statements on this matter

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Finally! A potential new project!

 

http://deadline.com/2016/10/leonardo-dicaprio-truevine-beth-macy-circus-freak-story-jim-crow-south-1201838371/

EXCLUSIVEParamount Pictures and Appian Way are negotiating to acquire screen rights to the Beth Macy book Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South. Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce and the book will be developed as a potential star vehicle for DiCaprio.  The book tells the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, while their mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.

The tale takes place in 1899 on a tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, and soon they were captured and turned into circus performers that performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous and demoralizing caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even “Ambassadors from Mars.” Back home, their mother had no idea what had become of her sons, and she never accepted that they were “gone.” She spent 28 years trying to get them back.

The book was repped by Foundry’s Richie Kern.

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16 minutes ago, kayyy said:

Finally! A potential new project!

 

http://deadline.com/2016/10/leonardo-dicaprio-truevine-beth-macy-circus-freak-story-jim-crow-south-1201838371/

EXCLUSIVEParamount Pictures and Appian Way are negotiating to acquire screen rights to the Beth Macy book Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South. Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce and the book will be developed as a potential star vehicle for DiCaprio.  The book tells the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, while their mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.

The tale takes place in 1899 on a tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, and soon they were captured and turned into circus performers that performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous and demoralizing caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even “Ambassadors from Mars.” Back home, their mother had no idea what had become of her sons, and she never accepted that they were “gone.” She spent 28 years trying to get them back.

The book was repped by Foundry’s Richie Kern.

Finally!!!! Sounds interesting! Though I don't see what staring role Leo could possibly even be playing in this....We'll have to see like all these other film projects floating around if it ever gets to filming or not..

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