Leo is under attack!
For those who are unaware of the drama surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio’s mysterious, unreleased film, the leading man shot a low-budget flick called Don’s Plum back in the 90s with the likes of Tobey Maguire and Jenny Lewis.
It’s been banned because the actors claim they were misled by the film’s producer Don Wheatley and director R.D. Robb. They were told that the footage was just an exercise for a portfolio and that they only wanted to release it because DiCaprio had made it big with Titanic.
Well, today Wheatley shared the entire film, along with a bitter letter directed at the Revenant star:
“I can no longer remain silent. I can no longer allow the defamation and lies that you perpetrated against Don’s Plum to scar the great work of the artists who created it. I’m not afraid of you or your lawyers anymore. I have endured enough. I’m going to speak with the freedom that our Constitution affords me. I’m going to stand up for our film and for every one of the people who helped make it…I don’t know you anymore, Leo, but I hope that you’ve learned a little bit about film preservation and your responsibility to protect and contribute to the ongoing experiment of filmmaking…you are not bigger than art, Leo.”
Yikes! Clearly there’s a prickly history here. The film has since been taken down but you can read his full letter to Leo here.