DiCaprio 'after Styles for film role'

Harry Styles is said to be in talks with Leonardo DiCaprio for a lead role in his movie.

Harry Styles is reportedly being pursued by Leonardo DiCaprio to star in a Hollywood blockbuster.

The 21-year-old star is one fifth of hit boyband One Direction and spends most of his time jetting around the globe performing their popular music.

But it’s thought Harry has been approached by critically acclaimed actor Leonardo to star in a movie he is working on. The 40-year-old is reportedly in the early stages of helming a historic feature and is keen for the singer to portray Norwegian King Harald Hardrada.

“All of Hollywood want to get their hands on Harry, he’s hot property at the moment,” a source told British newspaper The Daily Star.

“Leo’s plan is to direct the movie, and also star alongside Harry.”

Leonardo has his own production company, Appian Way, so would have no problem in offering Harry the lead. The pair’s friendship also plays a part in the possible casting as the Titanic star is apparently happy to work around Harry’s busy schedule.

“They’ve been friends for a while now, and got chatting recently about Harry’s acting career – Leo would love to be the man to turn him into a movie star,” the insider added.

“Leo’s asked Harry to take the role, but has promised him it won’t interfere with his commitments to One Direction. The movie is in its initial stages so a filming schedule would be fit around the band’s tour dates.”

Leonardo isn’t the only big name interested in the curly-haired lothario. Last month iconic film producer Harvey Weinstein opened up about how he thinks Harry will make an effortless transition into the world of acting.

“There’s no question he will enter the movie business. I get from him that he wants to,” Harvey told British newspaper The Mirror. “When you meet him, he’s super-charismatic.”

One Direction kicked off their latest tour, On The Road Again, in Australia over the weekend.

“Sydney, you’ve been amazing. Perfect way to start the tour. Thank you for having us. We hope you had a good time. All the love. H (sic),” Harry tweeted.
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Monday, 09. February 2015