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Leonardo DiCaprio Teams with Michael Bay for Rwandan Cycling Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Teams with Michael Bay for Rwandan Cycling Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio has his next project set – he will be teaming up with Michael Bay to produce a movie about the Rwandan national cycling team!

The 40-year-old actor is not attached to star in the film and Michael is not set to direct it. The film will be helmed by Orlando von Einsiedel, who directed the documentary Virunga.

The movie will follow Jacques “Jock” Boyer, who was the first American to race in the Tour de France, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After retiring at age 32, he eventually went to Rwanda and helped form the country’s cycling team. One of the young men he helped out even made it to the 2012 London Olympics!

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  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    It’s definitely different than any other project I’ve seen involving Leo. This can turn out real interesting.

  • ####

    It sounds really interesting….

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Makes you wonder if it’s going to be one of those feel good movies. Like (sea bisquit or soul surfer) rooting for the under dog types.

  • Jo

    Interesting move and very unexpected. Nice one

  • UN1C0rN

    JJ needs spellcheck. LOL
    “”Moive”" Movie

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I noticed that too … even Googled, to see if it was a word I’ve never heard of.
    We all make mistakes -

  • UN1C0rN

    lol I did the same! lol I think they were trying to roll the story out quickly, because the last thread didn’t have many clicks. :-)

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I’m glad then … I like posts about his upcoming works. Etc.

  • UN1C0rN

    Yes. I do too. I wonder what’s up next after The Revenant?

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Maybe he will do a thriller …. or something twisted and scary. Lol

    Do you have any ideas?

  • Shelly

    So his he going to be acting in this movie or ….

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    They said that he’s not set to star and that other guy isn’t set to direct. So I’m excited to see. We know Leo loves his bikes. Maybe he’s training up. Haha

    EDIT: My bad. I needed some editing there myself. My fingers are not use to this new phone.

  • Soph

    Sounds exciting!

  • Shelly

    Yes I guess the waiting games begins. I thought I read that he was going to do a movie and he was going to play a lawyer I wonder if that’s still on or just a rumor?

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Oh. I never read about that …. I wonder if he will.
    I’m going to Google that now.
    I think any movie projects are rumors until filming. So many things can change and so quickly.

    Stephen kings (It) was ready to rock and roll and then one of the leads backed out.

    Either way. I hope he finds something interesting.

  • UN1C0rN

    Yes! twisted and scary. Some type of mystery. But I would love to see him directing. I really think he would be awesome!

  • Revengefan0101

    Sounds interesting but I wish Michael Bay wasn’t involved.

  • dayse

    blood on snow , The Devil In The White City and The Crow Room dead, were not next film for Leo?

  • Shelly

    I would love to see him do comedy. When he played in WOWS he was funny at times I must say I love that movie.http://time.com/5973/leonardo-dicaprio-jonah-hill-reunite-atlanta-olympic-drama/ This is the movie I was talking about Moon

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    They might still be all set in motion … this just says produce. Which my understanding of that – is that they just back the funds.

    Don’t quote me on that though. I’m probably wrong. They might do other things.

    EDIT: Yep, totally wrong. They do lots. Like find the director. Casting , raise funds etc.

    Even still … producing a movie doesn’t mean Leo won’t have other movies on the horizon.

  • questions

    what does it mean to be a leo fan? can i be a fan of leo’s movies but not his personal life. why do some ppl here attack those who know leo has a debaucherous lifestyle. it also is one that is frowned upon by society and many religions, including the one he claims to follow.

    it also surprises me how people will make excuses for anything leo does. he is found whispering sweet nothings in a lady’s ear at a club (when he was in a relationship) and they claim they’re simply talking about the environment. BULLSHIT

    also this lifestyle is nothing new. we all know it, i mean its hollywooood after all.

  • UN1C0rN

    Richard Jewell pic with Jonah. The ballad of Richard Jewel. I think that was next? ha, just remembered.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    It was a funny and an awesome flick … I think I was focused more on the darkness I seen come out in his eyes.

    That part after a speech where his bottom teeth stuck out like an angry Bulldog. Was like he tapped into a very dark and greedy space within.(we all have those spaces)
    He was funny but still very dark.

    Seeing him light hearted and funny could be a really nice change.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I don’t think there is any right or wrong way to be a Leo fan.
    It’s like in your own waking life … you can have friends that you adore for whatever reason. And have things those friends do that you absolutely despise.

    I love Leo’s movies … I am a fan of the fact that he has an ability to take me on a journey. If even for 2 hours at a time. A journey of a world those actors created.

    I do not know him in life … so I have no opinion on his life. I try my best to ignore that. Because its none of my business.

    Do I still see … yes. Some things are disappointing. But then … it doesn’t change the fact I am a fan of his films.

    Being a fan means and is different things for everyone.

  • (S)

    Sounds interesting! :)

  • UN1C0rN

    Yeah..Devil in the White City. That would be good. Do they have a script yet? Blood on snow?? Didn’t know about that one.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I think if he directed something (with his self proclaimed OCD) it would be nothing less than what he aims for, that in itself could be a sight to see.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Ooooh! That could be awesome. I love Jonah! They were a good team.

  • questions

    thank you thats what i wanted to know because I was arguing with a poster here and they asked if was even a leo fan?

    of course i am but i will call him out when he does wrong things. the same way i will call out the wrongdoings of members of my family or friends. ykknow?

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Yes. I can understand that … sorry you had an argument with another poster.
    It’s bound to happen.
    Being in a group with different and diverse people – all with their own opinion. A disagreement is almost inevitable. It’s going to happen time to time.
    Don’t let it eat you up. :)

  • Shelly

    Yes love that part too. My fav part was when he was on the payphone and the drugs finally kicked in the look on his face was so funny & him trying to get to his car that whole scene was a movie in a movie!

  • UN1C0rN

    ” I am a fan of the fact that he has an ability to take me on a journey. If even for 2 hours at a time. A journey of a world those actors created.” —-THIS! :-)))

  • dayse

    Thank 👍 white city is different from the films he worked is my favorite 😃😄

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    ((Thank you))

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Lmfao … yes!
    F- she makes it look so f’ing easy!

    Lmfao!!! Crawling.

  • UN1C0rN

    Yes. so true.

  • dayse

    deadline.com/2014/03/daniel-espinosa-in-talks-to-helm-leonardo-dicaprio-in-jo-nesbos-blood-on-snow-for-warner-bros-694041/ ☺

  • Shelly

    You must of had a different name did you. I know it wasn’t me I didn’t fight with anyone today.

  • UN1C0rN

    Oh? a hitman. COOL. I want that next! We need Leo with muscle! Thanks for the link! :-)

  • Shelly

    Well I’m off gotta get up early nice talking to ya good night ;) And Goodnight UN1C0rN nice talking to you too ;)

  • UN1C0rN

    NITE! NITE! :-)

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I’m out too … another Dr appointment tomorrow. So I should get rested. I’m really starting to feel like a lab rat.
    Sweet dreams.

    GOODNIGHT to everyone. Sweet dreams to you all.

    Ps. This was nice. It’s so much nicer when it’s not focused on the drama of his love life! I enjoyed talking to you guys.

  • beautyhasherway

    Lol.

  • UN1C0rN

    Nice chatting. Hope all is well. Sending well wishes your way. :-)

  • beautyhasherway

    Really looking forward to that one. They play off each other so well.

  • UN1C0rN

    Ok. so I had to read your post a few times before responding. lol (wine goggles). I understand your point. But you can’t take this shiz seriously. This is a comment section that has turned into a forum of some sorts. All that is typed here are opinions, thoughts. Opinions are like A-holes, everyone has one. I feel that others are not attacking, they are just stating their opinion and their thoughts on the suject. Just like you were. Sometimes subjects pertaining to him(or others involved) are thrown out several times…like beating a damn horse! lol some just get tired of hearing the same shiz.
    I may not comment on his personal life much, but I do read about it on here. Everyone does. And to be honest, I enjoy it too. :-P My entertainment for my busy life.
    For me, Leo’s personal life with all these bichtes is no different than some of the guys I hang with or have been involved with. all in all…he is a MAN. If they giving it, why not take it. lol
    Tip for you…stop using the sock. come out with your real name. we don’t care. :-))
    Disclaimer***wine*** (no music this time, the NBA Finals) But I mean it. One love, my friend.

  • UN1C0rN

    I know, right! We need to see another comedy with them two. Channing and Jonah does nothing for me. lol

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi Lady! Sending you good thoughts on your appt. re lab rat: been there – done that! Hope everything is okay. :)

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Great news. Glad to see Leo getting involved in different kinds of projects. Sounds very interesting and like Revengefan0101 said – it would better if it wasn’t with Michael Bay!
    re Devil and the City: the last I heard, they were in the middle of a second draft of the script. I would love love to see that movie made, but I have a feeling it’s going to take awhile since it is going to need a huge huge budget :(
    re Jewell story: I think that one is probably the closest to production. It would be great to see Leo and Jonah working together again – they have great chemistry!
    Leo has amazing timing and would kill in a comedy! Hopefully, at some point he will do one!

  • also…

    I know it’s a movie thread but I saw a Page Six sighting just now.
    http://pagesix.com/2015/06/04/sightings-2029/
    It was on Tuesday
    Tonight..
    #50cent
    @djenvy
    #Gildedlily
    #tuesday @ Gilded Lily instagram.com/p/3beHPWvSro/
    9:57am – 2 Jun 15

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