Millie Bobby Brown Wants Leonardo DiCaprio To Join ‘Stranger Things’ Cast
When a TV show grows to have an epic cult following, casting directors usually have a bit more pull to include some big-name celebrities for a throwaway or cameo role (think Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones).
Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the incredible Eleven on Stranger Things, reckons the Netflix series has reached a point where it can bring in the big guns.
The young actor said she wants Leonardo DiCaprio to come on board and play her on-screen brother.
The 14-year-old told the Press Association: "I have already made a storyline. Leo, if you want to be in Stranger Things, here's the contract."
Leo has probably missed the boat for season three, which still doesn't have a release date, as the cast and crew gathered together recently to go over the script. At least we finally got news that production was underway, because fans have been begging to know what happens to the residents of Hawkins.
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What happened to the Mind Flayer and Kali? Will the people of Hawkins start to catch on to all the strangeness? Who will be the next villain?
A video released by Netflix showed that we can expect the whole gang back again, including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery.
But there will also be a few new names added to the list: Maya Hawke, Cary Elwes, and Jake Busey.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Elwes will be cast as a 'sleazy politician' and Busey is a journalist at a local newspaper, the Hawkins Post, who will likely be prodding into all the weird and mysterious things that have happened in the town in the past two years. Hawke's character is described an 'alternative girl' who finds out a bit too much.
But even if the Stranger Things writers made room for DiCarpio, even for just a second, it's hard to know whether the Academy Award winning actor would accept.
He hasn't been on the big screen since his climate change documentary Before the Flood and before that it was the movie that won him his big award, The Revenant. He's a producer for the Robin Hood remake that will be released later this year starring Taron Egerton.
Leo certainly appears to have taken a backseat to Hollywood since he started ramping up his efforts to combat climate change. Let's hope he's not handed in the towel yet - might he still pop up as Eleven's bro?
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