facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mel and Leo teaming up for Viking epic

Dec. 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Mel Gibson is to begin directing a Viking picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio next fall, the project's producer told Variety.

William Monahan is penning the script for the film, which Graham King is producing with Gibson and Tim Headington in a co-production between King's GK Films and Gibson's Icon Productions, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said Monday.

Monahan, DiCaprio and King previously collaborated on "The Departed," while DiCaprio and King also worked together on "Blood Diamond."

King produced the upcoming Gibson movie "Edge of Darkness," which Monahan wrote, as well.

"This will be an awe-inspiring story, created with some of the industry's finest cinematic talent and I am just over the moon to be making this film with Mel, Leo and Bill," King said in a statement to Daily Variety.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
2
Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years
3
Jennifer Aniston takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Justin Theroux
4
Chelsea Handler signs off late night show with star-packed finale
5
Katie Holmes buys new $3.8 million home in California
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback