Leonardo DiCaprio signs deal with Apple via his production company Appian Way Productions. Tech giant Apple will now have DiCaprio’s and his co-founder Jennifer Davisson make films and TV series for them. The Actor-Producer’s Production has reportedly signed a first-look multi-year deal with Apple.
This Leonardo DiCaprio –Apple deal will be the first TV deal for the Shutter Island actor’s production company. As for the Movies front, the banner has already housed deals with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros.
Apple has already bagged two of the production houses’ projects. On the Film side is ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ that is being directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, in which Paramount Pictures is also included. The project marks a reunion for Scorsese and DiCaprio. On the TV Series front it has landed ‘Shining Girls’ starring The Handmaid’s Tale Emmy winner actress Elisabeth Moss and having Leonardo DiCaprio executive produce the project and MRC Television on board.
This deal is being branded as the next big venture for Apple after it got Tom Hanks ‘Greyhound’ for $70 million from Sony. Now that DiCaprio has signed with Apple, the relation for both the parties extends well beyond the feature film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, for which Apple paid $200 million and the TV series Shining Girls.
The Titanic star is the latest to have concluded a contract with Apple which boasts of amazing star studded production talents such as Idris Elba, Oprah Winfrey, A24, Imagine Documentaries, Sesame Workshop, Peanuts, Alfonso Cuaron and a plethora of more of the immensely talented kind. Apple has also swept an overall deal with the Maurice Sendak Foundation under which projects based on Sendak’s books and illustrations which includes ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ will be made.
Speaking of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way deals, the production house has a handful of successful credits like Shutter Island, The Revenant, The Right Stuff, Grant, The Wolf of Wall Street all of which were extremely well received along with equally successful documentaries among which are Cowspiracy, Sea of Shadows, We Go Green and Virunga, which register a separate loyal fan base of their own.
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