DiCaprio To Headline Sam Phillips Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to headline a biopic of legendary music producer Sam Phillips for his own Appian Way Productions label

Based on Peter Guralnick’s 105 biography, Phillips’ tiny Memphis studio enlisted artists such as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, and introduced a sound that had never been heard before – a singular integrated mix of black and white voices.

No writer is yet listed for the project. DiCaprio, Guralnick, Steve Bing, Mick Jagger, Ian Montone,Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn and Jennifer Davisson would produce.

Source: Variety