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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in 'Rasputin' Film!

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in 'Rasputin' Film!

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star as the title character in the upcoming film Rasputin, according to Deadline.

The 38-year-old actor will play the Russian mystic “who became an advisor to the Russian Imperial family the Romanovs.” He was embraced by Tsar Nicholas II as a healer for his only son, but his influence with the family in all matters “grew to the point that rivals tried several times to kill him, finally succeeding in 1916.”

Leo reportedly liked the idea that this film brings up different sides to Rasputin that were recently unearthed, like how he was capable of switching easily between kindness and ruthlessness, and that he was a charlatan who prolifically bedded women.

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