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Leonardo DiCaprio to play Leonardo da Vinci in new movie

Leonardo Di Caprio has landed the role to play his namesake Leonardo da Vinci in an upcoming movie about the famous artist and man of science. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures had won the rights to make the film after a competitive seven-figure bidding battle with Universal Studios. DiCaprio will also produce the film under his Appian Way banner alongside president of production Jennifer Davisson. ICM Partners brokered the deal for Isaacson and his book, “Leonardo da Vinci,” in advance of its release.…