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Leonardo DiCaprio Set to Star as Music Pioneer Sam Phillips in New Film

Leonardo DiCaprio Set to Star as Music Pioneer Sam Phillips in New Film

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in upcoming film Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll, according to Deadline.

The 41-year-old actor will portray 1950s music pioneer and producer Sam Phillips, who helped launch the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Leo is also slated to produce the flick alongside a team that includes music industry giants Mick Jagger and Ian Montone.

The film will be based on the book of the same name by Peter Guralnick.

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  • 🙊🙊🙊

    LOL This legend. Leo is like a troll

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLouSb7FPHD/

  • Dis gonna be gud

    I doubt this will ever get made and if it does, it won’t be for awhile. No writer or director attached. Same with that Truevine project. It’s typical of Leo to attach himself or buy the rights to multiple projects that he never ends up starring in. The wait for news on what his next movie will actually be continues..

  • pamplemousse

    Good point. I was ready to recant my, “He has lowkey quit acting,” stance; but I’ll just wait and see.

  • Dis gonna be gud

    This shows he’s interested in acting again which is great. He’ll definitely have a movie out in 2018.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From Leo’s IG!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BL2EyvNjVc6/

  • Still Together

    Ouch for us. I mean 2018? lol

  • Fangirl

    We finally have some movie news! But why another biopic?

  • Surfgirl
  • Surfgirl
  • Dis gonna be gud
  • Dis gonna be gud

    It’d be great if he took a break from them but I guess it’s better than nothing.

  • Fangirl

    I was hoping for The Crowded Room or The Devil in the White City. Both biopics but really interesting and challenging.

  • Fangirl

    I have a feeling he’ll have 2 films out in 2018.

  • Dis gonna be gud

    Agreed! Here’s hoping one of them comes along soon.

  • Surfgirl
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Too Cute!!!

  • moviebuff

    Yup. I noted that if he makes movies at the rate he has, he may only make 2, maybe 3, more movies while he is in his 40s🙄. It is easier for men than women but, still, marketability does change with age as we have seen with Clooney and Cruise ( among other things with him). I noted that the Phillips role and even Truvine could be more supporting type roles and that is probably more likely for an aging actor. Plus, these may not even be movies that release in a theatre format…. Netflix, Amazon, etc have to be considered, especially if he’s looking at a long term plan, and he may be doing just that.

  • moviebuff

    🙌 king of selfie.

  • Dream Girl

    http://www.leonardodicaprio.cn/
    check out this collage of leo pics

  • Dis gonna be gud

    I really hope so.

  • Dis gonna be gud

    Great points. I’m looking at people like Cruise’s and Pitt’s filmographies and when they were in their 40′s they didn’t act as infrequently as DiCaprio. I hope he knows what he’s doing. He’s in his prime as you said and should be taking advantage of it.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From BZ – thanks! Sorry if reposts!
    Love this close up of Leo!!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BL1taTpBLvo/?taken-by=angelaweissphoto

    Great photo of Leo, Fisher, Mark R & Shailene
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BL1ubVuA-se/?taken-by=insurgentdocs

  • moviebuff

    I have to agree that this “Leo almost died making this movie” is morose 😒 and overdone.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/10/leonardo-dicaprio-near-death-experiences

  • moviebuff

    Leo looked great! What strikes me in these photos is that he’s a man, not a boy; he could easily now portray a POTUS in a movie. In the photo with Fisher, Shaliene and Mark, what stands out, to me, is how Leo looks compared to Shaliene. She’s 24-25… He looks like her HS principal, right? He doesn’t pose with the women he dates, which are in that age range, and when he’s seen with them he’s dresses casually or they are walking 🚶behind him if paps are around…. it’s just eye opening or lets reality set in. 🤔

    ETA: Leo is square compared to these hippies 😳 It’s weird to think that way, but Shaliene & Mark advocated for Bernie Sanders while Leo raised $ for HRC. Shaliene got arrested for DAPL ( Mark has been tweeting mad support for her) while Leo speaks at the W.H. & UN. I don’t think Shaliene and Mark caucus at One Oak though😉 Props to Mark for his tweeted support to Shaliene. Mark noted the need for more women leaders✊

  • Miss Plum

    Lol shaliene and mark don’t caucus at one oak

  • moviebuff

    Plus, Leo has the “post Oscar” expectation/curse to contend with. Honestly, I kind of believe the post-Oscar curse…it’s like the dreaded second term woes for POTUS, it’s all downhill🙄

  • Miss Plum

    Not for Innaritu and Chavo lol

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! I think Leo is more concerned about his ‘image’. Look how he/his PR reacted when that photo of him holding a joint with Rihanna at her bday party. He issued a formal statement to the LA Times denying that he was in any kind of relationship AND they have been denying it ever since. Do you really think Mark or Shailene would have cared?
    re Bernie – I think Leo actually did like Bernie, but since he had already showed support for Hillary, he felt either he couldn’t or was afraid to change his support.

  • pamplemousse

    PR. They’re just trying to gen up interest in the documentary. But I agree with you.

  • pamplemousse

    I wish we’d actually get tweets from Leo himself as opposed to tweets from his PR. I’d like to know how he truly feels about things. But his choice, I suppose. Yes, he finally looks aged. He’ll shortly be 42 and the age looks amazing on him.

  • pamplemousse

    That’s what she said.

  • pamplemousse

    He’s definitely more concerned about his ‘image’, but I’m not sure he needs to be. Look at Robert DeNiro. He says what he wants, marries who he wants, and lets it rip. His brand is just fine. At 42, I can’t see why Leo doesn’t do the same. I’d hate to think he’ll still be this scripted at 60.

  • girl93

    To be fair, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt had a wife and kids in their 40s while Leo is more available because he is not attached to anybody.

  • moviebuff

    I know but, geesh, everyone has just heard this with The Revenant, and you can even see the writers 🙄 In between the lines with these headlines. I don’t think Leo will be doing any appearances to promote this because dude is out of talking points.

  • moviebuff

    I wonder if the UN position affects this too…. I recall that Tom Hardy noted Leo is more reserved because he’s the “Ambassador”. Leo is successful and I think he worked hard and strategically to get there. Mark’s successful, Shaliene’s career had dipped, so he has more to lose I guess…

  • CANDY™

    LOL

  • disqus_WuWvkqMjFB

    Kaylee@KaayleeMiller
    Leonardo Dicaprio is eating at my store….. AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • disqus_WuWvkqMjFB
  • Still Together

    It’s too much already

  • Dis gonna be gud

    That’s a good point, which is why you’d think Leo would act more than they did but he doesn’t. Compared to most of his peers, he doesn’t act nearly as much though.

  • Dis gonna be gud

    Could the Malaysian embezzlement scandal count as part of the post Oscar curse? Hopefully it doesn’t affect his career. I guess we just have to wait and see…

  • Dis gonna be gud

    To be fair, Fisher Stevens is the one who brought it up, not Leo. But I agree it’s getting annoying to constantly hear about how he almost died with the same stories lol.

  • Soleus

    Those eyebrows though haha

  • also…

    Adam@AdamXBlk
    LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS AT MY FUCKING STORE

    Adam ‏@AdamXBlk
    @Arialda_Fej girl im gagging he asked me for mens but we’re a womens store

  • Still Together

    lmao

  • easleo

    Nina use a lot of photoshop in her IG … Lok at that… Is not the same nina. She is kind of fat… https://www.instagram.com/p/BL3wcnljUOQ/

  • Miss Plum

    I’m sorry but she is no way close to overweight stop hating

  • Supreme

    She ain’t fat,but gained a few pounds though!!!

  • xica

    She keeps on wanting to look like a man… *sigh*

    I’ve seen the videos… Why do some people in Hollywood talk like frogs? Seems fake and strange…

  • xica

    Is your nickname because of the girl group “The Supremes” or because of Robbie Williams’ song “Love Supreme”?