Toronto: Peter Capaldi’s Leonardo da Vinci Documentary Gets U.S. Distribution

Inside the Mind of Leonardo Divinci

Submarine Deluxe has acquired the U.S. rights to “Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D,” starring Peter Capaldi as Leonardo da Vinci.

The dramatized documentary is directed by Julian Jones and produced by History Films. Submarine plans an Oct. 17 release in New York followed by a nationwide rollout.

The deal was announced Monday at the Toronto Film Festival.

Production was handled by IWC Meda and Handel Productions, produced by Julian P. Hobbs and Peter Lovering, written by Nick Dear, co-written and directed by Julian Jones.

The movie is  based on the artist’s private journals from the Italian Renaissance with more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings.The feature includes his birth as a bastard peasant as well as his thwarted ambitions, hurt, anger, sexual desire, shopping lists, health tips and bawdy jokes.


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