Leonardo DiCaprio is making of the historical drama "King Harald," based on the adventures of a Viking king from the 11th century.
Leonardo DiCaprio will produce the film with Warner Bros. According to Deadline.com, Mark L. Smith has been chosen as screenwriter for the film, which will tell the story of Harald III, King of Norway.
Both poet and warrior, Harald is considered to have been the last Viking king, at a time when Christianity was gaining ground in Scandinavia.
Exiled as a young man in Russia and Byzantium, he then made a triumphant return to Norway.
Harald III died in 1066 when he tried to conquer England.
Before "King Harald," Leonardo DiCaprio was looking at a Viking story Mel Gibson was to direct in 2009/2010.
-- AFP/Relaxnews, August 8, 2013.
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