Leonardo DiCaprio is getting proper again to work on a brand new film — which is sensible, we suppose, since his Oscar marketing campaign is lastly completed … with nothing to indicate for it this yr.
TMZ has obtained video of the actor on set Monday in Northern California, the place he was in full-blown costume, make-up and character as he and Paul Thomas Anderson‘s crew shot a scene with a minimum of just a few completely different takes … and LDC going all out whereas cameras had been rolling.
As you’ll be able to see right here, Leo is taking up fairly a special character than what he would possibly usually do — currently, the man’s been enjoying extra historic figures in interval items (see “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “As soon as Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” and so on.).
Right here, Leo appears to be like like extra of a contemporary down-on-his-luck dude in a setting that appears like current day. The truth is, he comes throughout as kinda homely … and tough across the edges.
He even places his performing chops on show in our video … yelling into the receiver at a payphone, slamming it and slumping down with a number of emotion. Dude’s very in his component.
No phrase but on what the plot of this movie could be — it is being stored underneath wraps for now — however we do know who else will ultimately be a part of Leo because the manufacturing continues … Sean Pennand Regina Corridor have additionally been tapped to star, so it is a strong forged within the combine right here.
An eyewitness additionally tells us that it seems that the fictional city PTA and co. are attempting to create could be known as Baktin Cross … ‘trigger the cop vehicles that move function that signage.
It is all nonetheless shrouded in thriller — however figuring out PTA’s type, this appears to be like to be shaping up within the vein of “Licorice Pizza,” “Boogie Nights,” “Inherent Vice,” “Punch-Drunk Love” and even “Magnolia.” Talking of ‘BN,’ enjoyable truth … Paul has publicly stated he wished Leo for that lead function, however wasn’t in a position to land him, going with Mark Wahlberg as a substitute. LDC was the one who acquired away!
Now, he is lastly acquired his probability to work with Leo … and to date, it seems they’re making magic onscreen. It is also not misplaced on us that PTA has gotten tons of actors nominated on the Oscars through the years … together with Tom Cruise, Joaquin Phoenix, Julianne Moore and others.
Seeing how Leo missed out this yr for his Martin Scorsese flick, possibly he needs one other chunk on the apple with Paul. Primarily based on what we see right here … the homeboy’s coming for that statuette.
Similar to a boxer … he is getting proper again into the ring for an additional spherical. Leo’s hungry!