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Leo DiCaprio set to star in the Leonardo da Vinci biopic

Leo DiCaprio set to star in the Leonardo da Vinci biopic

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".

The author, a former Time magazine editor, has previously written biographies for great minds such as Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin.

Paramount Studios and Universal Pictures are now in a bidding war for the rights to the upcoming book Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.

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In the meantime, other Hollywood rumors have DiCaprio prepping to play another big historical name: Dr. H.H. Holmes, the real-life serial killer that stalked his victims during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. As well as this, DiCaprio is also said to be involved with a biopic about Richard Jewell, the security guard from the Atlanta 1996 Olympics who helped evacuate athletes and was later accused of planting the bomb himself.

Rumour has it, Leonardo Di Caprio was given his name after his mother felt him kick for the first time while standing in front of a portrait of Leonardo DaVinci at a gallery in Florence.

Known as the painter of "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa", da Vinci is also famous for his inventions and scientific works, including his drawing of the Vitruvian Man which represents the ideal human proportions.

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Isaacson used Da Vinci's notebooks to weave a narrative that connects his art to his science and voracious curiosity and imagination. 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.

Will let you know where the book landed as soon as we know.

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