Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Sets First Look Film Deal with Sony Pictures
Appian Way Productions – the film and television production company founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and co-run by Jennifer Davisson – has closed a multi-picture, multi-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce scripted feature films. The companies are already in development on two projects.
“For over three decades in the business, Tom has never adhered to the traditional Hollywood norms,” noted DiCaprio. “Never once taking the safe route, he truly values filmmakers and their vision and is extremely supportive of the theatre-going experience. I could not be more excited to enter into a new phase of partnerships with Sony.”
“I first met the supernova talented Leonardo DiCaprio over 24 years ago on Romeo and Juliet. We then shipped out together on the Titanic and my admiration for him as a fully-rounded filmmaking genius has only increased over the many years since,” said Tom Rothman, Chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “His producing and acting instincts — superbly supported by Jennifer — are both driven by service to the best material in the world. At Sony, we feel like we just landed a rare GOAT deal — as Michael Jordan and Tom Brady are to basketball and football, so is Leo to film.”
Sony Pictures and DiCaprio recently collaborated on Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, resulting in his 7th Best Actor Oscar nomination. Appian Way Productions has produced several films starring DiCaprio including three-time Academy Award-winner The Revenant, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning The Aviator, and Shutter Island.
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