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Leonardo DiCaprio to reunite with Martin Scorsese for Teddy Roosevelt biopic

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Story by Jack Foley

LEONARDO DiCaprio is to reunite with director Martin Scorsese for a Teddy Roosevelt biopic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama will be based on a script by Scott Bloom.

Roosevelt was the 26th US president, serving from 1901 to 1909. He came to power following the assassination of President William McKinley, becoming the youngest president in American history at the age of 42.

A Navy veteran, Roosevelt also served as New York governor and, during his presidency, pushed his ‘Square Deal’ domestic policies as well as overseeing the start of construction on the Panama Canal.

He most notably prioritized environmental conservation, and established many new national parks and forests, which was certainly one of the main draws for fellow environmental activist DiCaprio (who is believed to be set to play Roosevelt).

DiCaprio and Scorsese have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, having previously teamed on Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street.

They’re also developing adaptations of the books The Devil in the White City and Killers of the Flower Moon.

DiCaprio, who last appeared in the Oscar winning The Revenant, is also set to star in crime drama The Black Hand, which will also be distributed by Paramount.

Scorsese is currently directing crime drama The Irishman starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Huston and Harvey Keitel.

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