DiCaprio to Headline Leonardo da Vinci Biopic

‘The Revenant’ star Leonardo DiCaprio and Paramount Pictures are teaming up for a biopic of history’s most creative genius, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, with plans for DiCaprio to star.

The film is based on the upcoming book by Walter Isaacson, which “paints a picture of da Vinci the man, bringing to life his delight at combining diverse passions which remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. It also conveys his ease at being something of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted and, at times, heretical.”

In addition to starring, DiCaprio will serve as producer alongside his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson.