David said that he might want to give Leonardo DiCaprio a role as Rumi and Robert Downey Jr. A biopic on the thirteenth century Persian artist Jalal al-Din Rumi, was reported by Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni. David said that he might want to give Leonardo DiCaprio a role as Rumi and Robert Downey Jr. as the poet’s spiritual leader.
He added, “The biopic will challenge the stereotypical portrayal of Muslim characters in western cinema by charting the life of the great Sufi scholar. Rumi is hugely popular in the United States. I think this film will give him a face and a story.”
The chief educated sources that he as of now went to Turkey with maker Stephen Joel Brown to talk with Rumi researchers in Istanbul and has likewise gone to the artist’s sepulcher in Konya. Franzoni is being condemned for picking a white actor to play poet Rumi. Various people took to Twitter to respond, a client Tweeted,“White people ruin Ramadan 2016 by announcing their ‘Rumi’ movie #RumiWasntWhite.”
The film is still in it’s initial stages and the shooting may start one year from now, reported telegraph.co.uk. – CINEWS