Film studio denies claims that Leonardo DiCaprio will play Vladimir Putin

Film studio denies claims that Leonardo DiCaprio will play Vladimir Putin
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (2014, dir. Martin Scorsese) (Image: Leonardo DiCaprio / Facebook)

4 February 2016

Independent multi-national studio Knightsbridge Entertainment has denied reports that Leonardo DiCaprio will play Russian President Vladimir Putin in one of its upcoming films.

“We have not made any announcements, I don’t know where these claims about an agreement with DiCaprio have come from [...] All I can say is that four top-class actors are taking part in auditions [for the role of Putin] and the film will be made by a director who has two Oscars to his name,” said Valery Saaryan, representative of Knightsbridge Entertainment in Asia and Europe, in an interview with RIA Novosti.

This statement comes after a report by Russian television channel TV Rain (Dozhd) that the Hollywood actor would play the leading role in the film entitled Putin, set for release in spring 2017.

Source: The Moscow Times