4:23 pm EDT, August 3, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way inks first-look deal with Apple

Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio is continuing his partnership with Apple.

According to Variety, Leonardo DiCaprio has inked a first-look deal with Apple through his Appian Way production company.

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The deal will find the Academy Award winner, along with Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson developing brand new projects across both television and film for Apple over the course of the next few years.

The new partnership is a big get for Apple, which has been bolstering its original content ever since Apple TV+ first launched just last year. It also marks the newly minted studio’s latest high profile partnership.

Other Hollywood A-listers who’ve previous inked deals with Apple include Oprah Winfrey, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Idris Elba, to name a few.

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The move also further solidifies DiCaprio and Apple partnership past the handful of Appian Way produced projects already set to debut exclusively via the new streamer.

Prior to the newly inked first-look deal, Apple had already purchased Appian Way’s The Killers of the Flower Moon— a period drama set to reunite DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese.

On the television front, Apple also paid a pretty penny for the rights to original series, The Shining Girls— a brand new thriller that stars Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and will be executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio himself.

The Killers of the Flower Moon is expected to hit Apple TV+ sometime in 2021, while there’s currently no word on when we can expect The Shining Girls to debut.

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