He’s played Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and will be playing broker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street but Leonardo DiCaprio will continue to grow his resume of playing real life figures on film. According to Deadline, the Oscar nominee will be playing President Woodrow Wilson in a film he is set to star in and produce for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros rushed to acquire the film rights to Wilson, the recently published book by A. Scott Brooks who spent 13 years researching and writing the biography that takes a detailed look at the 28th President of the United States.
Warner Bros is acquiring Wilson, the just published Putnam biography of Woodrow Wilson, the academic-turned-politician who led the United States into joining the allies in WWI. The deal is being made to develop the film as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, with he and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran producing with Berg.
At this point DiCaprio is only rumored to be involved in the film, he hasn’t actually inked a deal to have anything to do with the film. The expectation is that the actor will at least produce the film but odds are high that DiCaprio will take the lead role in the hopes of changing the adjective before his name from Oscar nominee to Oscar winner.