Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly going to withdraw from Mel Gibson's untitled viking project now that Gibson's image is once again in the dumps.
After the success of Shutter Island and Inception, DiCaprio is on a roll. Starring in a film that Gibson is attached to would represent a tough PR hurdle to climb.
DiCaprio's decision will hurt Gibson, who was just building back his reputation after making anti-Semitic remarks in 2006. Gibson appeared in the Edge of Darkness earlier this year and it was his first starring role since 2002. He recently shot The Beaver for director Jodie Foster and Summit, which may be delayed until the smoke clears.