Seems like Leonardo DiCaprio’s mother had seen it coming when she named her son after the famous painter Leonardo Da Vinci. The story goes that DiCaprio was actually named after Da Vinci, after the actor’s mother felt her kick while she was pregnant for the first time as she examined one of his artworks at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Now the news is that Leonardo is all set to play the 15th-century artist Leonardo on the big screen. Yes, you are reading it right. The actor has been roped in by Paramount Pictures who will be producing the biopic based on the artist.
Paramount Pictures has officially bought the rights to the book titled “Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson. The book flirts with thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. The artist produced the two most famous paintings in history, ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘The Mona Lisa’. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology and actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to portray all of this on celluloid.
DiCaprio hasn’t been seen in any film post the 2016 film The Revenant for which he went on to win the Oscars too. The actor is geared up for Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘ and next year’s ‘The Black Hand’ but both yet not in the production stage.