London, Aug 5 : Hollywood star Leonardo Dicaprio is currently in talks to play Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in a new movie, according to reports.
The 'Titanic' star has been chosen for the role in 'Lenin's Brain' because the film's producers think that the Communist leader looked like him when he was young.
Russian moviemaker Alexander Der Borodyansky will direct the film.
Borodyansky said that he wanted Dicaprio to be in his "grotesque comedy" because of the striking resemblance.
"He would not need a mask to play that role," British tabloid The Sun quoted him as saying.