Leonardo DiCaprio’s Next Historical Role Is Even Bigger Than Gatsby

Taking on Gatsby may have seemed like an impossible feat, but we're willing to bet that playing Rasputin is even more of a challenge — although Leonardo DiCaprio's previous work as Howard Hughes may help him get in the spirit of such a monumental historical figure.
The actor has reportedly signed on to play the role of the famous Russian mystic in a biopic, which supposedly includes facts from Rasputin's life that were previously unknown before they were uncovered by the film's writer, Jason Dean Hall. Though DiCaprio had previously said he would take a break from acting post-Gatsby, this does seem like the kind of Oscar-worthy role that would bring him out of retirement before it even began. (The Huffington Post)

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