Leonardo DiCaprio May Back Out of Mel Gibson Viking Film

Mel Gibson’s latest public scandal is now directly impacting his career, as Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly pulled out of a Mel-directed viking film that Leo signed on for in December.

RadarOnline reports that there’s “no chance” of DiCaprio going through with the role now that Gibson’s personal conflicts with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have put Mel’s career in jeopardy. According to the DiCaprio source,

“Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with and Mel Gibson is not one of them.”

In December 2009, Variety announced that DiCaprio would be the leading man in the untitled viking movie, and that Leo has long been fascinated with the viking culture.

Thanks to the rash of leaked tapes allegedly showing Gibson in a rage, the Leo viking flick isn’t the only one of Mel’s movies that has been put in limbo. His movie The Beaver, in which Mel shares the screen with Jodie Foster (who also directed the film), has many wondering if and how it will ever get released following Mel’s recent woes. However, just this week it was given a PG-13 rating, perhaps a sign that Summit studio still plans on unleashing The Beaver sometime this year. 

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