Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Signs 3-Year Deal With Paramount

Actor’s production company has four projects in development with studio

Last Updated: March 30, 2016 @ 3:50 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Grey, CEO of Paramount Pictures, have finalized a three-year, first-look production deal between Paramount and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.

The actor’s production company currently has four projects in development with the studio, including “The Devil in the White City,” based on the book by Erik Larson, “Sandcastle Empire,” a yet untitled film and a limited television series.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Brad and the team at Paramount Pictures on numerous projects throughout my career,” said the actor. “I cannot think of a better home for Appian Way as we continue our growth.”

“Leo is one of the great talents of our time,” Grey said. “He is a masterful actor, storyteller and producer, with impeccable taste and skill that has shaped his extraordinary career. Our first project together was ‘The Departed,’ before I came to Paramount. Since then, working with the legendary Martin Scorsese, we have partnered on two wonderful pictures, ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ We are both proud and excited to grow our relationships with him, Rick Yorn, Jennifer Davisson and the entire team at Appian Way.”

The deal is effective immediately. The Appian deal adds prestige to the Paramount lot — in the form of newly-minted Oscar winner DiCaprio — as Paramount continues to seek a minority shareholder to infuse the studio with cash.

Appian Way has produced films like “The Revenant,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Ides of March,” “Public Enemies” and “The Aviator.”

The production company is currently in post-production on Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night” (2017) and in pre-production on “Robin Hood: Origins” (2017).