Leonardo DiCaprio Cast As Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo DiCaprio closed a seven figure deal with Paramount to play his namesake, Leonardo da Vinci, in an upcomnig biopic. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s upcoming book Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson has made quite a name for himself as a biographer with film adaptations made from two of his books on Steve Jobs and Einstein.

The book, set to release in October, will contain da Vinci’s personal notes to weave together a narrative of his life and pursuits, Vulture reports.

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