Paramount has hired John Logan (Genius, Specter) to adapt Walter Isaacson's book Leonardo da Vinci as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, Deadline reported. DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner. This is Logan's second collaboration with DiCaprio; he scripted Martin Scorsese's film The Aviator.
"The da Vinci project is special for DiCaprio, who got his first name because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when the future star kicked for the first time," Deadline wrote. "It seems like fate that the actor should play the artist who painted The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa."
A new trailer has been released for the Bleecker Street drama Disobedience, based on Naomi Alderman's novel and starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. Deadline reported that "the English-language debut from Sebastian Lelio had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year." The script was adapted by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.