Leonardo DiCaprio will soon start preparing to carry out his new film project: getting into the shoes of music producer Sam Phillips in the biopic that will be produced about his figure. The musician was a pioneer in the 50s and led to the top of success great artists of the time, such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin Wolf, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash or Carl Perkins, among others.
The actor, who will also be a producer, has teamed up to develop this project with Mick Jagger, Jennifer Davisson, Victoria Pearman and Steve Bing, among others. With Paramount Pictures as the studio tasked with producing it, they are now on the hunt for a director and screenwriter before focusing on completing the cast, which will of course be led by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Who is Sam Phillips?
This music producer, who died in 2003, was also a radio host and founded his own record label, which was closely linked to the birth of rockabilly. His great discovery was undoubtedly Elvis Presley, a young man who captivated him with his voice and his hip movement, knew that he was going to become one of the greats of music in that era and those to come.
Leonardo DiCaprio's new projects
Interestingly, the actor and Jennifer Davisson, also a producer on the biopic, they have also worked together in the production of "Live by Night", a film directed, written and starred by Ben Affleck. It is based on the homonymous novel by Dennis Lahane and takes place in the Boston of the 20s, where the son of a police officer gets into the liquor smuggling business, which will lead him to become a gangster.
As for his films as a performer, the truth is that DiCaprio has preferred to focus in the last two years on his role as a producer, and since his famous "The Revenant" It has not appeared in any nor does it have it on its agendaExcept for the Sam Phillips biopic.