Actor, Freddie Highmore has been cast as Stefano Giraldi,” a fictional police detective who frames the narrative, investigating da Vinci as the suspect in a murder case and digging into his past.” Highmore’s “Sony aligned” Production Company Alfresco Pictures will Exectuive produce. This may be good news for UK and US as far as distribution.
“Capturing the character of Leonardo has been one of the most fascinating and exciting challenges of my career,” Spotnitz has said. “It’s hard to fathom that a man this extraordinary could even have existed, let alone the human impulses that drove him to achieve such extraordinary things.” (Deadline.com)
I’ve added this info and an interesting interview that Deadline.com did with Freddy Highmore a year ago. It was specifically about his production company, Alfresco Pictures, but the portion that I’ve posted here is about Leonardo.
Read the full excerpt here: