The frequent collaborators have long been interested in a film about the 26th president
Leonardo DiCaprio is still looking to speak softly and carry a big stick — and Martin Scorsese has his back.
The frequent collaborators are developing Roosevelt, a film about Theodore Roosevelt that would star DiCaprio and be directed by Scorsese, EW has confirmed. Scott Bloom is writing the script for the Paramount Pictures project, which DiCaprio and Scorsese are producing alongside Jennifer Davisson, Emma Koskoff, and Chuck Pacheco.
DiCaprio and Scorsese previously tackled biographical dramas with their 2004 film The Aviator, about Howard Hughes, and 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, about disgraced banker Jordan Belfort. Their interest in making a film about the 26th president goes back more than a decade, and Roosevelt’s life is of course rich with potential screen material, including his macho persona, his military exploits, and his political career.
DiCaprio and Scorsese’s other collaborations include Gangs of New York, Shutter Island, and The Departed, as well as their upcoming projects The Devil in the White City and Killers of the Flower Moon.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.