“ ‘Don’s Plum’ was a group of friends saying, ‘Let’s all make a movie …,’ ” one of the flick’s producers, Dale Wheatley, recently told The Post.
Though rumors and articles have circulated about “Don’s Plum” over the years, court documents, footage of depositions from the actors, images and other materials exclusively obtained by The Post tell the full story of the movie DiCaprio and Maguire never want you to see.
Leonardo DiCaprio (top left), Tobey Maguire (bottom right)Everett Collection It’s for that reason that Wheatley, Beckman and others suspect DiCaprio and Maguire didn’t want US audiences to ever see their characters on the big screen.
The Curse of Don’s Plum: Episode 2 Just weeks into moving to Los Angeles, wide-eyed Canada transplant Wheatley says, he fell in with the Posse — including DiCaprio, Maguire, Kevin Connolly and R.D. Robb — after an introduction from Jeremy Sisto of “Clueless” fame.
the scenes of "Don's DiCaprio learned his pals wanted to turn the project into a feature, he was “immediately apprehensive,” Wheatley said.
The item said DiCaprio and Maguire had “quietly shot an indie feature film” that also starred Connolly and Scott Bloom, and listed Robb as director, with Beckman and Meadors as executive producers.
The Curse of Don’s Plum: Episode 3 Though DiCaprio was “livid” over the item, Wheatley and others said his reaction to a screening of the film in late June at LA’s MGM Plaza was radically different.