film flap

June 11, 2016

RumiIf you’ve had your fill of election wrangling, you might tune in to the latest flap regarding a forthcoming film about the 13th-century poet Rumi. Although the biopic has not yet been cast, producer Stephen Joel Brown and writer David Franzoni are looking at a “level of casting” that includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Rumi and Robert Downey Jr. as the dervish Shams of Tabriz.

The fur is flying. Read about it in The Guardian, Salon and The Washington Post.

In 2014, the BBC called Rumi “the most popular poet in the US.”
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