It looks like Martin Scorsese will follow up his currently-in-production mob epic The Irishman by reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio, although it may not be for the previously reported FBI tale Killers of the Flower Moon or the Dr. H.H. Holmes serial killer film The Devil in the White City.
According to Deadline, the duo are set to collaborate on a biopic of the 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, which was first set up way back in 2005. Originally it was to take its inspiration from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, with Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) penning the screenplay. However, this new take will instead be based on a script by Scott Bloom.
Roosevelt’s life including military honours, leading the legendary cavalry regiment the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, before moving into politics where he served as Governor of New York, Vice President and then President following the assassination of William McKinley.
Should the project move ahead, it will mark the sixth big screen collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese after Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.