Da Vinci, Leonardo: Paramount Biopic Starring Leo Di Caprio

Paramount has beaten out Universal in bidding war for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s book on Leonardo Da Vinci, a biopic staring Leonardo DiCaprio.

DiCaprio will also produce the film under his Appian Way banner.

ICM Partners brokered the deal for Isaacson and his book, “Leonardo da Vinci,” in advance of its release. Universal attempted to outbid.

DiCaprio’s mother laims to have chosen the artist as her son’s namesake when she felt an in utero DiCaprio kick for the first time while examining a da Vinci piece at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy back in 1974.

His 2007 book “Einstein: His Life and Universe” was adapted into National Geographic’s “Genius,” starring Geoffrey Rush.