DiCaprio developing Rasputin biopic

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is developing a biopic on influential Russian mystic Rasputin, according to Variety.

Set up at Warner Bros, the pitch from Jason Hall (“American Sniper”) assumingly chronicles everything from the Romanov’s adivsor’s ruling of the Russian Imperial family between 1907 to his death in 1916. Rasputin was also believed to be a healer and faith prophet by many.

Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park Pictures are co-producing with Appian Way.

Other outlets are suggesting DiCaprio is keen on playing Rasputin himself.