Leonardo DiCaprio could be starring in MGM’s movie that will focus on the cult leader Jim Jones who caused the Jonestown Massacre.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who is preparing to appear before the audience on December 24 with Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up, is about to come to the final stage in his talks with MGM to revive the lead role of the movie that will focus on Jim Jones. The actor, who appeared with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s film The Killers of the Flower Moon, which will meet with the audience in 2022, will also be among the producers of the film, if an agreement is reached.
Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre on November 18, 1978, which killed more than 900 people, founded the Peoples Temple in 1955. If the negotiations with Leonardo DiCaprio are positive, the actor will both take the lead role and be among the producers with Jennifer Davisson.
Leonardo DiCaprio Could Be Among the Producers of MGM’s Movie to Focus on Jim Jones
Written by Scott Rosenberg, one of the screenwriters of Venom (2018), the film will focus on Jim Jones, who founded the Peoples Temple in Indianapolis in 1955. After laying the foundations of the community aiming to spread the understanding of Christian socialism, rejecting traditional Christianity in the 1970s and declaring himself as God, he founded Jonestown, which he described as “a socialist paradise away from state oppression” in Guyana in 1974.
In response to rumors of human rights violations, the state commissioned Leo Ryan, a member of the United States House of Representatives, to go to the region in 1978. Ryan, who went to the area with four others, was ultimately killed by Jones’ followers. Later, Jones organized a mass murder that killed all his followers. In this mass murder, 918 cult members, 304 of whom were children, died by drinking cyanide.
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