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by jeff sneider
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play another former president of the United States, this time in a biopic on Woodrow Wilson.
The Inception star is set to play the 28th United States president in a new biopic.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce a biopic of US President Woodrow Wilson, based on the new biography by A. Scott Berg, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
DiCaprio, 39, will produce the Warner Bros movie through his Appian Way banner along with Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Berg.
Putnam Adult published Wilson to strong reviews last week. The critical acclaim was no surprise, given that author Berg won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1998 biography of Charles Lindbergh.
Wilson was voted president in 1912 after running as a third-party candidate with a progressive agenda. He was re-elected in 1916 and pushed for a peace treaty following World War I.
After suffering a stroke, his wife Edith handled many presidential duties during his final year in the Oval Office.
DiCaprio has had a thing for historical biopics, playing J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar and Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, the latter of which earned him one of his three Oscar nominations. — Reuters
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