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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Not Pursue Movie About Poet Rumi

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Not Pursue Movie About Poet Rumi

Leonardo DiCaprio hails a cab while walking around town with a shopping bag on Thursday (June 30) in New York City.

The 41-year-old actor was rumored to be involved with an upcoming movie based on the 13th century poet Rumi, but the actor does not plan on pursuing the project, according to THR.

The film’s screenwriter David Franzoni and producer Stephen Joel Brown have mentioned that Leo is their top choice to play the role, but an uproar began as the poet was Persian and not white. A petition even was started for him to not be given the role.

“He hasn’t been asked, but regardless he will not be pursuing the project,” sources close to Leo said.

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Photos: AKM-GSI, FameFlynet Pictures
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  • ####

    Never seen Leo hail a cab before! LOL

  • Lucy

    Lol, no and he doesn’t seem to have any of the guys with him either

  • moviebuff

    That bag is too big to throw on a City Bike… And WHAT is in that bag, dying to know:)

  • ####

    Yeah surprising…lol

  • sky

    Thank god nina isn’t shopping with him😎

  • sky

    Is that a hickey on his neck ?!!!!!!!😘😮

  • (S)

    This is a rare sight…Leo alone hailing a cab. He usually uses a car service in NYC. Look at him being all independent! Love it and that sexy white tee too! ;)

  • Shelly

    Wearing regular shorts I see. Nina don’t like cargo shorts lol.

  • guest

    Maybe he is leaving Nina’s place?

  • (S)

    Happy Canada Day Shelly! Hope you have a great day!!! :)

  • ####

    LOL no…..

  • Shelly

    Thank you (S) I’m heading down to the park to get some cotton candy lol!
    You have a great day too ;)

  • moviebuff

    Maybe it’s a present for her:) LOL. Let that thought drive everyone crazy.

  • LORY

    LoL only the troll can see you . The regular blocked you . Thanks jj

  • LORY

    Iseeyou made another account .

  • LORY

    He Always wear these shorts . Wth, are you became a troll only because no one in JJ lies you lol ?

  • LORY

    Lucy is Real also

  • LORY

    Bread lol loook at this bag …so cheap

  • LORY

    The Bahamas trip show to him how anoy is his Friends hahaha

  • xica

    Cargo shorts make men look dumb. Sorry for those who wear them

  • iseeyou

    Nope.

  • Guess

    Wonderful and shocking!!!

  • Guess

    Love it, TGIF!!!

  • xica

    Wtf with those socks?

  • Guess

    Happy Canada Day lady, enjoy your day!!

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Leo is looking very good. Looks like he was ableable to relax on his vacation!

  • Guess

    Hi, is it me or looks like some weight loss.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! He does, but it’s difficult to tell with that shirt. Doesn’t matter – he looks great either way – lol!!

  • ####

    I think Leo’s wearing regular glasses in these pics and not sunglasses or are my eyes playing tricks on me? LOL

  • Guess

    Yes he does. Maybe vacation is good for him,lol.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Good eye!! Guess he was too tired to put in his contacts?!

  • Fancypants

    Does he wear contacts? I’ve always wondered.

  • ####

    He must bc he wears glasses very infrequently.

  • Dis gonna be gud
  • also…
  • Fancypants

    I didn’t know if it was a ‘disguise’

  • ####

    lol

  • AzureRose

    I expected to see him tanned after a week in the Bahamas but he isn’t. Living the night and sleeping the day, I suppose. :-)

  • Revengefan0101

    Can someone please take Leo shopping for a decent pair of summer sneakers?

  • Guess

    LOL! He could whistle at me anytime :)

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! I am surprised how pale he is – lol! It looks like he wasn’t in the sun at all, or was completely covered with sunscreen. Odd, since I have seen may pictures of him sunning himself.

  • ####

    Not sure when this was taken bc we know he was at little Italy last night

    https://instagram.com/p/BHTOKnzA3SD/

  • ####

    Pic taken at Catch NY.

  • Revengefan0101

    This shoe and sock combo makes him look like Grandpa Leo.

  • (S)

    Read this article in the newest issue of Inc. magazine that about half way through talks about this cool tech that was used during “The Revenant” prerelease screenings to measure viewers reactions by the company Lightwave. Pretty cool…here’s a link if anyone else is interested: http://www.inc.com/magazine/201607/tom-foster/lightwave-monitor-customer-emotions.html

  • Dream Girl

    I;m thinking its food maybe.

  • Dream Girl

    Leo’s next movie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_in_the_White_City

    History on Chicago’s 1893 Worlds Fair https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Columbian_Exposition

    From Worlds fair 2015 (Expo Milano)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX0RY7U139A
    Japans above art show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhsce15byHc
    Tree of life light show

  • also…

    •Grace Lee•@grace_lee14
    When @LeoDiCaprio likes coming to your coffee shop because he loves matcha

  • iseeyou

    E! has confirmed that Drake and Rihanna are officially dating. Good for them. They make a great match; hope it lasts.

  • Miss Plum

    Is that Nina s pic lo

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