Leonardo DiCaprio may get a viking movie after all.
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the pitch “King Harald” for Mark L. Smith to write and DiCaprio to potentially star in.
The story follows Harald Hardrada, the 11th Century conqueror who has been called the last great Viking king. His thirst for battle led to him being briefly exiled to Russia before returning in triumph.
DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce. DiCaprio previously circled a now seemingly defunct film about Viking warriors that Mel Gibson was attached to direct.
Scribe Smith also penned the upcoming Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’ project “The Revenant” which DiCaprio and Sean Penn are attached to star in, and the DiCaprio produced “Endurance” about Ernest Shackleton’s disastrous 1914 expedition to the South Pole.