Leonardo DiCaprio Has a New Biopic to Star In As Music Producer Sam Phillips

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Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in his fair share of biopics. He’s been an American entrepreneurial billionaire, the first director of the FBI, a Wall Street tycoon, a rugged explorer, a teenage con man, and he’s even played King Louis XIV. But he’s never played a music-industry icon — until now! According to Deadline, DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company has acquired the rights to the book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll and the newly minted Oscar winner is set to play the title role. Phillips was a producer at Sun Studio in Memphis, and he worked with legendary figures like Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, and more. Mick Jagger has also come onboard to help produce.