Sunday, September 24, 2006

Please Marty, Don't Do This

Martin Scorsese's bizarre infatuation with Leonardo DiCaprio has taken a disturbing turn. According to IMDB, DiCaprio will star in a new Scorsese movie entitled The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, based on Edmund Morris' biography of TR. Not only do I loathe TR, but the idea of DiCaprio playing him makes me shudder. Has a worse casting choice ever been made? I just don't see how I can buy this. I've never not seen a Scorsese film in the theaters since I've been old enough to care. I don't want this to be the first.

I'm sure Scorsese sees this as a chance to indulge his John Ford fantasies. But not with this film. Not with DiCaprio. Please.