Oscar winning Titanic actor, Leonardo DiCaprio will be seen as a Leonardo Da Vinci in an upcoming biopic movie. Paramount has beaten out Universal and won a bidding battle over the rights to the film adaption Walter Isaacson’s book Leonardo Da Vinci. The movie based on a real life character, Da Vinci, a story of his life and art based on his historical notebook.
DiCaprio has been playing real life characters in past in his movies. His first biopic film is This Boy’s Life, just two years later he portrayed as author, poet, and musician Jim Carroll in The Baseball Diaries and next one is Total Eclipse in which he played a gay poet Arthur Rimbaud.
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Oscar winning The Revenant actor always wanted to play the real life historical and iconic figure- Artist, scientist, painter, investor, and much more, Leonardo DiCaprio. As per the report from Deadline, DiCaprio’s mother once stated that when she was pregnant, DiCaprio’s mother was looking at the da Vinci’s painting in a museum in Italy. Suddenly she felt the baby kick so hard that she named her son after the scientist Da Vinci who painted the world famous painting the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. In 2014 Leo talk about this to NPR,
“They were looking at a Da Vinci painting and allegedly I started kicking furiously while my mother was pregnant . and my father took that as a signal 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.”
So it must be destiny for DiCaprio.
Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452. Throughout his life, he learned various skills like painter, architect, inventor, scientist, etc. in this 21st century also he remains the best known for his art including his two painting Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Mostly Self-educated man, he writes a couple of secret notebooks which includes invention, theories and keen observation from the aeronautics to anatomy. And now this world begin to work with his work and theories. This work is difficult to interpret for our scientist but soon they will decipher it. Many people call him the father of architecture, ichnology, and paleontology. People calling him as a God gifted son with multi-talented skills.
Walter Isaacson is a New York Times Best Selling author who also written different biographies like Steve Jobs which was adapted to 2015’s film portraying Michael Fassbender. The writer also has his bestselling on Albert Einstein which was adapted into National Geographic ‘Genius’ starring Geoffrey Rush as world famous scientist Einstein, Henry Kissinger and Benjamin Franklin. His upcoming biographic ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ will be released on 17th October 2017.
The movie is will be going to produce the movie as well as portraying the lead role under the Appian Way banner. Appian Way now working on Warner Bros films that include Akira and A film about Richard Jewell and next project will be Otto Bathurst directed Robin Hood
Source: Life Style