Hollywood superstar LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is waiting to see how Oliver Stone's Alexander epic performs at the box-office -

before deciding whether to go ahead with a rival project.

The 29-year-old actor was due to start filming Moulin Rouge! director Baz LUHRMANN's alternative version about Macedonian leader ALEXANDER THE GREAT.

But studio bosses have put the project on hold while they monitor how popular Stone's version is, which stars Colin Farrell in the lead role.

The movie's scriptwriter DAVID HARE says, "They're waiting to see the reaction to the Oliver Stone one. They're not sure the world is ready for two films about Alexander The Great yet."

29/01/2004 18:16