Leonardo DiCaprio & Steven Spielberg May Reteam for Ulysses S. Grant Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio & Steven Spielberg May Reteam for Ulysses S. Grant Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio & Steven Spielberg May Reteam for Ulysses S. Grant Biopic

You know what the good, movie-going people of this world are clamoring for Hollywood to give us?

Deadline has learned that Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are now in talks to work together again for the first time in over 15 years on a biopic about Union army General Ulysses S. Grant. Given his and Spielberg's packed future, negotiations will be centered around pinning down when the two can begin work on the project.

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.

It would be their first time back together since 2002's Catch Me If You Can. Both men are said to be in early discussions on the project.

Spielberg has the new Indiana Jones and West Side Story slated for his next two films, following up on this year's popcorn flick Ready Player One.

DiCaprio's next project is Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," set against the backdrop of the 1969 Manson Family murders. Keeping it Presidential, however, Spielberg is apparently mulling a spiritual follow-up to his 2012 biopic Lincoln, while DiCaprio is also set to star in the title role of the Martin Scorsese-directed Teddy Roosevelt picture set up through Appian Way and Paramount.

Spielberg already made a Civil War era movie with Lincoln. Grant crossed paths with other notable names from history of course, crossing strategic sabres with Robert E. Lee, stamping out the Ku Klux Klan, and collaborating with Mark Twain throughout his life.

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