Leonardo DiCaprioIn the wake of Mel Gibson's ranting phonecalls and allegations of domestic abuse, Leonardo DiCaprio has now pulled out of a film about viking culture that Gibson was hoping to direct, according to RadarOnline.

Apparently, DiCaprio has long been interested in making a picture about vikings and had agreed to star in the film, having expressed excitement about the project over the last few months. Now, however, things have changed. Although the Inception star himself refuses to comment, a source close to him, when asked whether he would still star in the movie, said "Not a chance," adding "Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with and Mel Gibson is not one of them."

Clearly DiCaprio is uncomfortable with being associated with Gibson, who is threatening to flee Hollywood and move back to Australia because of the fallout from leaked phone tapes and allegations. The fate of the viking movie, which was planned to start shooting this autumn, now hangs in the balance.

Read more about after the jump... Leonardo DiCaprioIn the wake of Mel Gibson's ranting phonecalls and allegations of domestic abuse, Leonardo DiCaprio has now pulled out of a film about viking culture that Gibson was hoping to direct, according to RadarOnline.

Apparently, DiCaprio has long been interested in making a picture about vikings and had agreed to star in the film, having expressed excitement about the project over the last few months. Now, however, things have changed. Although the Inception star himself refuses to comment, a source close to him, when asked whether he would still star in the movie, said "Not a chance," adding "Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with and Mel Gibson is not one of them."

Clearly DiCaprio is uncomfortable with being associated with Gibson, who is threatening to flee Hollywood and move back to Australia because of the fallout from leaked phone tapes and allegations. The fate of the viking movie, which was planned to start shooting this autumn, now hangs in the balance.

There has been no comment as yet from Gibson about this or, indeed, any of the recent nastiness he's been accused of or involved in. Apparently, he was recently interviewed by the LAPD, who are investigating the claims of abuse from his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (and his counter-claims that she has tried to extort money from him), but Gibson refused to answer questions, citing the Fifth Amendment and his right to avoid self-incrimination.

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