Mel Gibson to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio


Mel Gibson will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in an untitled period drama about Viking culture that will be written by William Monahan, reports Variety. Shooting is expected to begin in fall 2010.

The trade says that DiCaprio, who has long been fascinated by Viking culture, will play one in a storyline that will be as unsparing as Gibson’s other period directing efforts, Braveheart, The Passion of The Christ and Apocalypto.

“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,” producer Graham King said.