Spielberg & DiCaprio Are Getting Back Together For a Ulysses S

18 May, 2018, 15:30 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Leonardo Di Caprio and Steven Spielberg are circling a biopic about Civil War General and American President Ulysses S. Grant

Deadline has learned that Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are now in talks to work together again for the first time in over 15 years on a biopic about Union army General Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant's life serves up plenty of material for a movie, as he acted as a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of Abraham Lincoln.

Variety reports that the movie project was conceived in 2017 when Di Caprio and Appian Way made a decision to produce the biopic based on Ron Chernow's 2017 biography Grant.

Their write-up has three-time Oscar-winner Spielberg directing Oscar-winner DiCaprio in the presidential role for Grant, if the movie keeps the inspired title from the best-selling bio book from Ron Chernow.

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Spielberg has form in the presidential biopic, of course.

The director is also now preparing to work on the fifth Indiana Jones movie.

As for DiCaprio, he was last seen in The Revenant which finally had him bring home his coveted Oscar. However, it is not known when he would fit filming into his schedule, as he already has a number of films on his plate. He is credited for bringing back economic stability in the post-Civil War era along with organised and structural removal of slavery. He will next star in veteran director Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We've been skeptical that Spielberg would actually direct Blackhawk ever since that project was announced, so if we're going with Option B.that's the one we'd expect to get sidelined (or, more likely, handed over to Michael Bay).

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