Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio fight for ‘Maxed Out’


MUMBAI: Actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are battling over the rights to James Scurlock’s critically acclaimed documentary Maxed Out, it is learnt.

Pitt, who read the documentary’s companion book, “Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders”, had his Plan B production contact Scurlock’s agent, planning to turn the documentary into a feature film, says founder Sheeraz Hasan.

Soon afterward, DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions Company put in a call to Scurlock’s representative expressing their interest in the documentary, which is an expose of America’s obsession with credit cards and the debt thus incurred.

However, there’s no word on any deal that has been reached with either company, claims Hasan.