DiCaprio will reportedly produce the movie with Jennifer Davisson through his production company Appian Way, which has produced many of his films including The Revenant, The Wolf of Wall Street and Shutter Island.
It'll also be interesting to see how it deals with da Vinci's sexuality, as many people presume he was gay - but scholars disagree whether he was actively gay, or whether he was completely celibate (none of his writings shed much light on the matter).
Isaacson, a former Time magazine editor and CNN CEO, previously wrote the best-selling biography Steve Jobs, which was turned into a successful film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender in the title role.
Futures lower as North Korea tensions linger
The VIX, a measure of how much volatility investors expect in stocks, jumped 25.2 percent, the biggest increase since May. The stock fell $2.04 to $20.99. "The slight bias to the upside (in stocks) is a result of the CPI number.
An often-circulated legend about DiCaprio traces the star's name to a time his pregnant mother was looking at a da Vinci painting and her future son kicked for the first time thereby inspiring his unique name. The studio is hoping that DiCaprio will star for them in The Devil In The White City, an adaptation of the Erik Larson book that's got a script by Billy Ray and will re-team DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese.
DiCaprio and Scorcese previously worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Departed, and Gangs of NY.
In the meantime, other Hollywood rumors have DiCaprio prepping to play another big historical name: Dr. H.H. Holmes, the real-life serial killer that stalked his victims during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Will let you know where the book landed as soon as we know.
US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
Barrick Gold Corp rose 2.3 per cent to C$21.74 as the price of gold, a safe-haven asset, reached its highest levels in two months. Rival TripAdvisor also slumped after its latest quarterly report showed that online and transaction revenue growth fell sharply.
Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 in Premier League opener
Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Asked if Giroud could still leave before the transfer window closes on August 31 until January, Wenger replied: "No".