DiCaprio’s Appian Way Sets Up At Paramount

After a decade with Warner Bros. Pictures, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions has signed a three-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.

The pair have four projects currently under development: The long gestating film adaptation of Erik Larson’s historical serial killer novel “The Devil in the White City” which Scorsese will produce, the film adaptation of Kayla Olson’s climate change apocalypse novel “Sandcastle Empire,” a currently untitled film about the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, and a limited TV series based on A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Charles Lindbergh.

Paramount CEO Brad Grey worked with Di Caprio on “The Departed”, and Di Caprio has worked with Paramount again in recent years on “Shutter Island” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

Appian is currently in post-production on Ben Affleck’s Dennis Lehane adaptation “Live by Night” and is in pre-production on “Robin Hood: Origins” starring Taron Egerton.

Source: THR