Apple has signed a contract with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, film and television production company, to produce films and series for the Apple TV+ streaming service. The actor will be directly involved in the creation of the content.
The partners are already working on an adaptation of the book Killers of the Flower Moon about the FBI investigation of mysterious murders in one of the American Indian settlements in the last century. The thriller is directed by Martin Scorsese and starred by Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Apparently, Apple wants to get a Netflix-like The Irishman movie into its catalog. According to rumors, this film's budget has already exceeded $200 million. Apple and Netflix have been fighting for the rights to screen Killers of the Flower Moon for a long time.
Appian Way's second project is the thriller series Shining Girls about a time-traveling serial killer. Elisabeth Moss stars in the title role, with DiCaprio serving as executive producer. The project is also an adaptation of the book of the same name by Lauren Beukes.
Appian Way studio is involved in all of Leonardo DiCaprio's recent films, including The Revenant, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, and Shutter Island.
DiCaprio became the latest high-profile star who signed a contract with Apple. Before, Apple also attracted Oprah Winfrey, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Justin Lin, Idris Elba, Kerry Ehrin, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Monica Beletsky, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith, and Simon Kinberg to cooperate.