After all, he’s is named after the famous artists.
Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider at 2:45 minutes into today’s show podcast.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star as Leonardo da Vinci in a biopic about the famed painter and scientist.
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Paramount Pictures won the rights to Walter Isaacson’s not-yet-published book on da Vinci over the weekend, beating out Universal in an “intense” bidding war. DiCaprio will also produce the film under his Appian Way banner, alongside Appian’s president of production Jennifer Davisson.
The casting news is fitting — according to family legend, DiCaprio got his name after his mother, Irmalin DiCaprio, felt her unborn son kicking while she was looking at a da Vinci painting at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
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