Leonardo DiCaprio to play cult leader Jim Jones

Just days since proving charming enough to immediately steal the girl from the second-richest man on Earth, Leonardo DiCaprio has found another way to use his intense charisma: as a cult leader.

According to Deadline, DiCaprio is in final talks to play preacher, cult head, and notorious drink-lacer Jim Jones in a film from MGM. The script comes from Venom, Kangaroo Jack, Con-Air, and two-time Jumanji sequel writer Scott Rosenberg, so make of that what you will.

Jones is of course the man behind the infamous Jonestown Massacre, the 1978 mass murder-suicide that resulted from him giving over 900 of his followers Flavor Aid laced with cyanide. The tragedy notably led to the creation of the erroneously-branded expression, “Drinking the Kool-Aid from a man who looks like an Elvis impersonator from Craigslist.”

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