Screenwriter of the film “Gladiator” David Franzoni started work on a new project where we will focus on the life of the poet from Persia Rumi of.
Currently unnamed project is in development, because it is not known who that Hollywood had a hand in creating it. Rumor has it that on the main role can be assigned to Leonardo Di Caprio, at the time, as Robert Downey Jr. tipped the other role of the poet Shams al-DIN Tabrizi.
Despite the high hopes of the creators of the project to get a star of the first magnitude, the fans unhappy with the layouts. The network even launched a campaign that calls upon the writer and producers to appeal to the history and study of character, which they want to make a movie. The fact is that many Internet users believe that Rumi was not white.
Twitter is gaining popularity hashtag #RumiWasntWhite (“Rumi wasn’t white”).
So far, the reviews for this reason nobody gave.
Note that the film will tell about the life of Rumi and his teachings, as well as meeting with Tabrizi. The creators want “to break the usual representation of Muslim characters in Western movies,” writes the Guardian.