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The actor and film-maker follows up a Netflix deal to produce nature documentaries with a potential foray into Hunger Games-style young adult sci-fi
Hollywood A-lister and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has bought the big-screen rights to a green-themed young adult novel called The Sandcastle Empire, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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- Ben Child
Nathaniel, Nick, Katey, and Joe vape with Leonardo DiCaprio at the SAG Awards. Also we share the Sundance titles we're most curious about...
00:01 Sundance Winners: Swiss Army Man, Netflix and Amazon
09:30 Birth of a Nation and other black films that could take the pressure off of it as the #OscarsSoWhite corrective
13:52 Most anticipated titles
16:30 SAG: Boosts for Spotlight, Alicia Vikander
22:20 Don's Plum vs. Flora Plum
25:15 Brie & Leonardo & final SAG thoughts
Related Reading For Context:
• Best Ensemble Choices -From Nathaniel
• Best Ensemble Choices -From Joe
• Nick's SAG Blogging - a first for him
• Leo's Vaping - via E!
You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes soon. »
- NATHANIEL R
In 1995, two up-and-coming actors named Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire ponied up some cash for their friend R.D. Robb to make a movie. The film, Don's Plum, starred DiCaprio, Maguire, and the gang of associates that would later be dubbed "the Pussy Posse," as a bunch of obnoxious young Angelenos hanging out at a diner. Nothing much happens in the film, which is almost entirely improvised, and it would have been quickly consigned to oblivion had DiCaprio not, shortly thereafter, become the most famous young man in the world. Exactly what happened next is a matter of dispute: DiCaprio and Maguire said they only agreed to take part in the film — which, they add, was originally supposed to be a short — on the understanding that it would never be released in the U.S. (Robb, who was cast out of the Posse after he began meeting with distributors, disputes this. »
- Nate Jones
3 items from 2016
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