Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are confirmed to be reuniting (again) – this time for an upcoming biopic on former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt for Paramount.
The project will be directed by Scorsese with DiCaprio taking the lead as Roosevelt, the youngest ever US president at 42 to hold office after the assassination of President William Mckinley in 1901. There’s no word yet on what period of Roosevelt’s life the film will centre but the icon’s major successes came include his work in conservation – which is close to home given that DiCaprio is a staunch advocate and campaigner for the preservation of the environment.
Scott Bloom has been set to pen the drama which will see DiCaprio, Scorsese, Emma Koskoff, Chuck Pacheco and Jennifer Davisson produce.
Scorsese and DiCaprio’s previous collaborations include Gangs of New York, The Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island and The Aviator.
This marks the third project they have currently in the works, the other two being film adaptations of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Devil in the White City. There have also been rumblings that they plan on working on a movie based on The Joker together.