Is he crazy? Leonardo DiCaprio to star in shocking true story about BLACK albino brothers

Is he crazy? Leonardo DiCaprio to star in shocking true story about BLACK albino brothers

GETTY/NCLeo is set to star in a film about two black albinosAfter a recent whitewashing row for being cast as a Persian poet, you would have thought the star would know when enough’s enough.According to Deadline, the Oscar-winner is producing a film adaption of the book, Truevine – Two Brothers, a Kidnapping and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the American South.The real life tale starts in 1899 when George and Willie Muse, two black albino brothers, were kidnapped by a scheming white man, who planned to turn them into circus freaks.VIMEOGeorge and Willie Muse became international starsApart from production credits, DiCaprio is due to star in the movie, although it’s currently unknown who he’ll be playing.Will he play the white man who lured the two unsuspecting brothers away from their mother, or would he actually consider playing one of the African-Americans?It’s unclear for now, but the 41-year-old will have to be careful after his plans to play Muslim poet Rumi was branded offensive when thousands signed a petition against it. Beth Macy, the author of Truevine, is due to release the historical book in the UK next March.Her history of the Muse brothers shows how their distraught mother managed to secure their release home, after 28 years apart.During their time in captivity, George and Willie became superstars, travelling the world as part of the freak show.AMAZONBeth Macy’s book Truevine will be released next yearAt the height of their notoriety in the days before television, they performed at Buckingham Palace and sold out New…

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