Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will play the role of artist and scientist-inventor Leonardo da Vinci in the film adaptation of the biography of Renaissance genius. It is reported portal Deadline Hollywood.
In addition to acting, DiCaprio will be one of the producers of the film based on the book by American writer and biographer Walter Isaacson, which goes on sale in October 2017.
Start date of filming has not yet named. For the movie rights fought the biggest film studios Paramount and Universal.
Leonardo DiCaprio, according to his official biography of the actor, got its name in honor of da Vinci. His mother was standing in front of one of the works of the great Italian masters in the Uffizi gallery, when the child in her womb for the first time moved.
The actor received his only Oscar in his career in the category “Best actor” in 2016, for the painting “the Survivors”. He also played in such films as “Titanic”, “the Beach”, “gangs of new York”, “Catch me if you can”, “Aviator”, “shutter Island”, “Inception”, “the Great Gatsby”, “the Wolf of wall street”.
At various times he met with top models Helena Christensen, Gisele bündchen, Bar Refaeli, Toni Garrn. Companions DiCaprio was also actress Blake lively and singer Rihanna. He was never married.