Leonardo DiCaprio To Reunite With Steven Spielberg On New Film?

Danny Woods
May 18, 2018

If everything comes together in negotiations with the actor and director, it will re-team the two after their work together on the 2002 biographical comedy Catch Me If You Can, in which DiCaprio starred alongside Tom Hanks (Toy Story), whom Spielberg just recently directed in The Post.

Steven Spielberg is looking to return to the Civil War era of his 2012 film "Lincoln" for a biopic on Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant was a commanding general in the army before becoming president, serving during the Civil War and helping the Union to victory over the confederates under President Abraham Lincoln.

It was previously announced that DiCaprio's Appian Way shingle had acquired Ron Chernow's biography, Grant, and would be developing the project with Lionsgate.

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Steven Spielberg could be set to make a second biopic movie about a former U.S. president.

Grant, who became the 18th US president, retaining the position for two terms between 1869-1877 was most widely regarded for his military tactical prowess.

Spielberg's most recent film, Ready Player One, not only got rave reviews but also made him the first filmmaker to gross $10 billion worldwide.

The Oscar victor duo will be partnering for this project for the first time since the 2002 hit Catch Me If You Can. As for DiCaprio, he hasn't been in a movie since 2015's The Revenant, for which he won his first Oscar. Deadline goes on to point out the other various projects DiCaprio also now has in development - Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a Leonardo DaVinci biopic, several possible projects with Martin Scorsese (side note: they don't mention Devil In The White City, and we sincerely hope Scorsese and DiCaprio are still interestedi in making that one) - but let's not forget that Spielberg also has almost half dozen irons in the fire: his next two projects are Indiana Jones 5 and a modern update of West Side Story, along with The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and a recently-announced DC superhero project by the name of Blackhawk. The Grant biopic is being adapted by David James Kelly.

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