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Leo DiCaprio set to star in the Leonardo da Vinci biopic

13 August 2017, 04:11 | Elsie Buchanan

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Leonardo Di Caprio will play Leonardo Da Vinci in upcoming biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play artist Leonardo da Vinci in an upcoming biopic.

According to Deadline, Paramount and Universal had a bidding war over the film rights to a new book by Walter Isaacson called Leonardo da Vinci. The project comes through DiCaprio's Appian Way, which has a first-look deal at Paramount, and the actor and his president of production Jennifer Davisson will be serving as producers.

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His 2007 book, Einstein: His Life and Universe, was the basis for the first season of National Geographic Channel's new series, Genius, which starred Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein.

The film is special for the actor because he is famously known to have been named after Leonardo da Vinci.

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The book also reveals Da Vinci to be an easily distracted illegitimate child, who was also left-handed, gay, and a vegetarian to boot. It is said that when he first kicked while his mother was pregnant with him, she was staring at a painting by this Renaissance artist at the Uffizi Gallery. The studio is hoping that DiCaprio will star for them in The Devil In The White City, an adaptation of the Erik Larson book that's got a script by Billy Ray and will re-team DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese.

According to his IMDB, Leonardo DiCaprio is also set to star in the upcoming thriller The Black Hand, about a police officer seeking "justice against a ruthless Italian-American gang in NY".

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According to Variety, the film will be titled Leonardo da Vinci and is slated to release on October 17 this year.



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