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Baz Luhrmann wants Leonardo DiCaprio for Hamlet

Press Trust of India   | May 09, 2013 12:08 IST (Los Angeles)
Amitabh Bachchan

Director Baz Luhrmann wants to work again with actor Leonardo DiCaprio for his next movie. (Image: AP)

Director Baz Luhrmann, who recently worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, wants to cast the star in Hamlet.

Director Baz Luhrmann, who recently worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, wants to cast the star in Hamlet.

The 50-year-old Baz Luhrmann has already have worked with Leonardo DiCaprio twice before and he now wants him in his next projectas well.

"To me, Gatsby is the American Hamlet. What else could we possibly do as a follow-up ?" said Baz Luhrmann.

He said he needs to persuade Leonardo DiCaprio to take on another Shakespeare work to complete their bookish trifecta, said Hollywood Reporter.

"It's just a dream at this point," he added.

The Great Gatsby is slated for a release in the US on May 10 and in UK on May 16.

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