Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Sam Phillips biopic
Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll, about the music producer and Sun Studio founder. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star and produce through Appian Way.
The book details the life and career of the music pioneer who helped make stars of artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, a force for integration in the 1950s who changed music forever.
Mick Jagger will also produce.