Appian Way, co-run by Jennifer Davisson, previously produced “The Revenant, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Shutter Island.” The deal is described as “multi-year” and the companies are already in development on two projects.
Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman was effusive in his praise for DiCaprio.
“I first met the supernova talented Leonardo DiCaprio over 24 years ago on ‘Romeo and Juliet,'” said Rothman, who was previously in charge of Fox’s film division. “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. His producing and acting instincts — superbly supported by Jennifer — are both driven by service to the best material in the world.