Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Leonardo Da Vinci in Leonardo Da Vinci Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio
Handsome Leonardo DiCaprio is notoriously choosey about which projects he tackles as an actor. He hasn’t made a film since finally winning an Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant, but he’s now on board for Quentin Tarantino’s movie  about the Manson Family murders, which is supposed to be his next project. After that, it sounds like he’ll tackle the story of the man who inspired his namesake.Cast member DiCaprio attends the premiere of "The Revenant" in Hollywood

Paramount Pictures has Leonardo DiCaprio lined up to star in an adaptation of Walter Isaacson‘s biography Leonardo da Vinci, about the painter behind the famous “Mona Lisa” and “Last Supper” works who was also known for being a budding inventor, a scholar of anatomy, botany, geology and much more. The studio has also hired a writer who has already worked with DiCaprio on a biographical feature before.

 

Deadline reports Paramount has hired John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo) to write the Leonardo da Vinci movie as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously starred in the Logan-penned Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator. The project has a special place in DiCaprio’s heart because he was given his name because his mother was admiring a da Vinci painting in an Italian museum when she felt him kick for the first time.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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