Currently collaborating on no less than three projects (plus a potential fourth in the works), Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have a serious amount of work on their plates. But that hasn't stopped them entering discussions to make a biopic about the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, with Leo himself set to play the lead.
The script has been entrusted to Scott Bloom. Jennifer Davisson (The Revenant) and Emma Koskoff (Hugo) will be joining Scorsese and DiCaprio on production, as Deadline reports.
In power from 1901 to 1909, Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt remains the youngest US president of all time, taking office aged 42 following the assassination of William McKinley.
The legendary politician climbed the ranks from soldier to Governor of New York to vice president and eventually POTUS. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating peace in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5 and is recognized for starting (an albeit limited) discussion on civil rights.
Not counting any other projects currently underway, DiCaprio and Scorsese have already worked together on five brilliant collaborations: The Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island, Gangs of New York, The Departed and Aviator.
We're guessing it won't be long until this latest endeavor is given the green light, then.