Friday, 22 June, 2018

Steven Spielberg Circling Ulysses S. Grant Biopic

Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio
Nicole Thomas | 18 May, 2018, 16:35

Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are reportedly looking at making a biopic about Ulysses S. Grant.

The project is being masterminded by Leonardo DiCaprio, via his production company Appian Way, and is based on Ron Chernow's 2017 biography Grant.

It is unclear whether this project would fall on Spielberg's already packed schedule, as the director is gearing up for the next Indiana Jones movie.

The 71 year old director has recently released the well-received Ready Player One, and is now preparing to film Indiana Jones 5, as well as working on DC Comics' Blackhawk and a re-make of West Side Story.

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.

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As for DiCaprio, he was last seen in The Revenant which finally had him bring home his coveted Oscar.

Spielberg is understood to be in talks with DiCaprio so that they can work together for the first time since 2002's Catch Me If You Can, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He won two terms as President as a successor to Andrew Johnson and stabilized the economy along with attempting to remove the last vestiges of slavery, which included working to crush the Ku Klux Klan. The Grant biopic is being adapted by David James Kelly.

DiCaprio's next project is Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," set against the backdrop of the 1969 Manson Family murders.

Spielberg most recently directed "The Post" and "Ready Player One".

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