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

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           Leonardo Di Caprio and Steven Spielberg enter talks to reunite on Ulysses S. Grant feature                   By Zehra Phel

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"Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio are in early discussions to re-team on an epic biopic of Ulysses S. Grant that DiCaprio and Appian Way partner Jeniffer Davisson are producing at Lionsgate".

As for Grant the man, he was a general under President Lincoln during the Civil War and helped win critical battles against Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

Spielberg has form in the presidential biopic, of course.

The biopic is now set at Lionsgate and Appian Way after the two picked up the film back in November with David James Kelly (Robin Hood) scripting the film. He is now prepping the fifth "Indiana Jones" movie, followed by "West Side Story".

Though DiCaprio has roles set for the next few years, it has been three years since his performance has graced the big screen in the acclaimed The Revenant, which won him his first Academy Award for Best Actor. However, it is not known when he would fit filming into his schedule, as he already has a number of films on his plate.

Steven Spielberg could be set to make a second biopic movie about a former U.S. president. Among his confirmed upcoming projects includes Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Grant, who became the 18th U.S. president, retaining the position for two terms between 1869-1877 was most widely regarded for his military tactical prowess. 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).

The Oscar victor duo will be partnering for this project for the first time since the 2002 hit Catch Me If You Can.

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