Leonardo DiCaprio ‘pulls out of Mel Gibson flick’
New York: In wake of Mel Gibson’s domestic abuse scandal,‘Inception’ star Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly pulled out of the disgraced actor’s next project.
DiCaprio was due to star in Gibson-directed flick about Vikings.
A source close to DiCaprio said the actor did not want to risk his reputation.
“Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with, and Mel Gibson is not one of them,” the New York Post quoted a source as telling Radaronline.com.
DiCaprio, who is fascinated by Viking culture, was due to play one in the as-yet untitled project, which was due to begin filming in the fall.
Gibson’s Icon Productions and Graham King, who directed DiCaprio in ‘The Departed,’ were producing the movie.
The decision has come as a major setback for 54-year-old Gibson, who is facing allegations of domestic abuse and child endangerment by ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.