Gangs Of New York Star Leonardo Dicaprio To Play Leonardo Da Vinci Paramount Wins Film Rights Battle

Titanic star Leonardo Dicaprio will play life of “The Last Supper” famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci in upcoming Paramount biopic

Leonardo Da Vinci Biopic Movie

We can’t think of any better actor than Leonardo Dicaprio for a new movie based on Leonardo Da Vinci. The Paramount Pictures had a battle with Universal Studios for film rights which they won with seven-figure bidding and also get the book rights on Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, thus beating Universal Studios for film rights

The movie was set to play famous Italian painter Leonardo Da Vinci, who painted famous painting such as The Last Supper and Mona Lisa and besides these famous paintings he also greatly contributed to science, a polymath with his sketches of human body and engineering. Leonardo Dicaprio will also produce this film under his Appian Way banner. The film was written by Walter Isaacson who also wrote Steve jobs which starred Micheal Fassbender.

Leonardo Dicaprio mother who was pregnant with him was staring at a painting by Leonardo Davinci when he first kicked. That’s why her mother named him after Da Vinci.  Given an interview to  NPR a few years ago, The Revenant star said that his parents were in Florence when they picked his name.

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“My father tells me that [he and my mother] were on their honeymoon at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, I believe. They were looking at a da Vinci painting, and allegedly I started kicking furiously while my mother was pregnant,” DiCaprio said. “And my father took that as a sign, and I suppose DiCaprio wasn’t that far from da Vinci. And so, my dad, being the artist that he is, said, ‘That’s our boy’s name.'”

Leonardo Dicaprio won Oscar for The Revenant, in the best actor category which he plays as a survivalist.

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