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Leonardo DiCaprio Could Be Crowned King Harald
He's developing a new Viking project

06 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Viking ambitions might have been thwarted the last time he tried to score a role – in a film that Mel Gibson was developing – but he’s clearly intent on pillaging and raiding in something. Now Warner Bros. and DiCaprio's Appian Way production company have bought Mark L. Smith’s script pitch King Harald to develop as a potential Leo-starring role.

The script would chronicle the life of Harald Hardrada, the 11th century conqueror hailed by some historians as the last great Viking king. Harald’s story is a compelling one: he was the ruler of Norway for 20 years, but his unstoppable quest for power and love of battle led to his exile in Russia. He eventually returned in triumph, which fits perfectly into a nice 3-act cinematic structure.

DiCaprio, who played Jay Gatsby this year, will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s latest, The Wolf Of Wall Street, due here on January 17. He’s even busier as a producer, with Appian Way a partner on Runner Runner, Out Of The Furnace and Ben Affleck’s next planned directorial gig, Live By Night.


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Hope he grows a proper beard and changes his irritating accent for this movie. To see a Viking with Leo's usal accent would be VERY distracting to say the least. More

Posted by davishwulf at 17:03 on 25 July 2014 | Report This Post

The true decendent of King Harald Hardrada Sigurdsson
Getting ready to take part in playing the role for an audience as the King of Norway, King Harald Hardrada Sigurdsson, that took place in England in the year 1066. Standfordbridge. I am a direct decedent of him and many other Kings from that time period. From Iceland, where I live, we Icelanders can trace our linage back to the beginning when the Vikings first came and settled back in the year 874AD. And some of us, can trace even further back like me, to the year 632AD a King also called Harald More

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Didn't he say he was taking a break from acting. More

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