Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way Productions — the film and television production company co-run by Jennifer Davisson — has inked a multiyear first-look film deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The companies are already in development on two projects, though no details were given. DiCaprio recently worked with the studio on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
“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 of 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.”
“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 theater-going experience. I could not be more excited to enter into a new phase of partnerships with Sony.”
Earlier this month, Appian Way signed a first-look deal with Apple that encompasses television projects and documentary features.
In 2016, Appian Way signed a three-year, first-look feature film deal with Paramount, which released The Revenant and Wolf of Wall Street, after having been with Warner Bros. since 2004.