October 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT

Two of the top A-listers in town might be joining forces for a thrill-a-minute political drama. That’s the word on the street with sources confirming that George Clooney is eyeing to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in Farragut North, a film adaptation of the play by Beau Willamon, who will be writing the script. Warner Bros., the studio housing the project, warns that the deal is far from done and could still fall apart. Clooney and DiCaprio are both hoping to produce the project through their respective production companies, Smoke House and Appian Way. It’s not clear what the timing on the project would be, though since there is not script yet, it’s unlikely it will be put into production pre-strike.

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