Leonardo DiCaprio NOT Playing Bruce Springsteen In Film Biopic, Despite Report
Leonardo DiCaprio is NOT playing Bruce Springsteen in a film biopic about the musician’s life, despite an inaccurate tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told there’s “no truth to it.”
According to Life & Style, the actor recently read Springsteen’s new memoir, Born to Run, and has supposedly become inspired to turn the book into a movie. A so-called “source” tells the magazine, “He just went crazy for the material. Leo offered Bruce’s team $10 million for the movie rights.” But the tabloid’s ill-informed insider goes on to say Springsteen turned town the supposed offer because he’s “always maintained that he would never allow his life story to become a movie.”
The outlet’s seemingly made-up source then adds that after “Leo called Bruce directly and proved how passionate he is about the project by reeling off lyrics to his songs,” the rocker gave DiCaprio the go ahead. “He wants any actor who plays him on-screen to sing like him,” the “source” says. “So they agreed to have a script written and have Leo work with voice coaches to show Bruce if he can pull it off.”
Unfortunately, fans who are eager to see DiCaprio portray “The Boss” on the big-screen shouldn’t get their hopes up. Gossip Cop checked in with an impeccable DiCaprio source, who exclusively assures us he isn’t planning a Springsteen movie, and there’s simply “no truth” to the tabloid’s story.
Of course, we’re not surprised by the publication’s tall tale. Gossip Cop previously corrected Life & Style for wrongly reporting Eva Longoria lectured DiCaprio about his love life. And shortly before that piece of fiction, we called out the tabloid for falsely claiming DiCaprio was hitting on Dakota Johnson at the “SNL 40” after-party. This latest article about the actor’s nonexistent Springsteen project is equally untrue.