Speilberg, DiCaprio to reunite for Ulysses S. Grant biopic?

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According to reports, he's in talks with Lionsgate to come on board a movie about Ulysses S. Grant, the civil war hero and the 18th president of the United States.

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.

Grant followed 17th president Andrew Johnson, and while in office worked to crush the final vestiges of slavery, as well as stabilising the post-war economy.

DiCaprio, 43, who will next film Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", is attached to star in several projects in which he would play famous men in history, including a Leonardo da Vinci project for Paramount and a Teddy Roosevelt biopic that will reunite him with director Martin Scorsese.

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Lionstate and Appian Way acquired the film rights to the book last November. "I'm told that Spielberg wants to direct DiCaprio in that role in their first collaboration since the 2002 drama Catch Me If You Can".

Margot Robbie is said to be close to signing up portray Sharon Tate, who was killed by members of the Manson Family commune.

Lately, DiCaprio is gearing up for his next, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".

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. 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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