Dicaprio To Play Rumi :Landed On Controversy
Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni, who wrote the script for the 2000 blockbuster Gladiator,has announced his upcoming biographic movie is in controversy of a whitewashing storm of casting Leonardo DiCaprio as Jalal al-Din Rumi.
The award-winning screenwriter stated that he will work biographic movie which will “challenge the stereotypical portrayal of Muslim characters in western cinema by charting the life of the great Sufi scholar”.
People have taken to social media to voice their frustration under the hashtag #RumiWasntWhite.
Meanwhile Franzoni,and producer Stephen Joel Brown set of to Istanbul for researchs regarding the biopic.
Actor De Caprio has not commented about this controversy yet. The shooting of the film will start by next year.