Double Your Leo As DiCaprio Plays DaVinci

Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures are reportedly engaged in a ferocious bidding battle to acquire Walter Isaacson’s upcoming book “Leonardo da Vinci” which has Appian Way slated to produce the film as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Isaacson’s book “Steve Jobs” was adapted into the famed Danny Boyle film of the same name from 2015, and a book he wrote about Einstein was adapted into the NatGeo series “Genius”.

The book explores the illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted and at times heretical inventor who pursued studies into areas others didn’t dare.

Appian Way continues to work on its Warner Bros films that include the “Akira” remake and the film about security guard Richard Jewell, whose life unravelled after his heroic efforts to clear Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park before the 1996 bombing.

Source: Deadline