Leonardo DiCaprio will play the Rennaissance Man, whom, according to Deadline, DiCaprio was named after because his mother felt him kicking for the first time whilst looking at a painting by da Vinci himself. Which, I’m honest, is probably the coolest way of naming a child that I’ve ever heard.
Isaacson is no stranger to adaptation, either. He wrote the 2011 biography, Steve Jobs, which was optioned by Sony and adapted for film in 2015, starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple Inc. co-founder.
For his forthcoming book, the synopsis reads as follows:
“Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s notebooks, 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.”
Leonardo da Vinci will be released for publication come October 17, with DiCaprio to produce the flick, as well.
Personally, I am excited. Who doesn’t love a good biopic about an Italian genius? Plus can’t wait to see how our beloved Leo looks with that next-level facial hair. Looking forward!