Inside the controversial movie that Leo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire never wanted you to see... Back in the mid-1990s, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire made a black-and-white, partially ad-libbed indie movie called Don’s Plum that was later blocked from being viewed in the U.S. and Canada--and the full details why are just now coming to light.
“Don’s Plum was a group of friends saying, ‘Let’s all make a movie …,’ ” producer Dale Wheatley told the New York Post.
The Post recently shared footage, images, and court documents about Don's Plum, the one film that DiCaprio and his buddy Maguire never wanted fans to see.
In depositions given as part of a 1998 lawsuit — which resulted in the film being banned in the country — DiCaprio and Maguire said it was because they never meant for the film school-like project to become a full-length feature.
The Post also explained how the film came to fruition: 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.
Don's Plum was never meant to be a feature film, but Robb decided to release it as an actual movie despite DiCaprio and Maguire being against it.
Eventually the filmmakers sued DiCaprio and Maguire, saying they pushed for the film to be blacklisted -- but the actors sued right back and a settlement was reached preventing the film from being released in the U.S. and Canada.