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Leonardo DiCaprio, Scorsese teaming up for Theodore Roosevelt biopic

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 September 2017, 15:17 IST

After making some of the Hollywood's biggest movies like 'Gangs of New York,' 'The Aviator' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street', the team of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have zeroed in on their next project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo is teaming up again for a Theodore Roosevelt biopic at Paramount.

Titled 'Roosevelt', the movie about the former U.S. president will feature a script by Scott Bloom.

The Oscar-winning actor will play the role of Theodore Roosevelt in the biopic and Martin Scorsese is on board to direct.

DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner, with Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia Productions.

Roosevelt served as the 26th U.S. president from 1901-1909, taking office after President William McKinley was assassinated.

At 42-years-old, the then-vice president became the youngest president in American history.

The Navy veteran also served as New York governor and, during his presidency, pushed his 'Square Deal' domestic policies and began construction on the Panama Canal.

DiCaprio and Scorsese previously teamed on 'Gangs of New York', 'The Aviator', 'Shutter Island', 'The Departed' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.

They're also developing adaptations of notable books 'The Devil in the White City' and 'Killers of the Flower Moon'. 


First published: 27 September 2017, 15:17 IST