Leonardo DiCaprio has done his fair share of famous people flicks, but now he's giving a go at one of our most influential presidents.
This "Wolf of Wall Street" is attached to produce and star in an adaptation of A. Scott Berg's biography "Wilson," about the 28th President of the United States. Berg's book is hot off the presses, but Warner Bros. is already negotiating for the rights, with DiCaprio's Appian Way production company also on board.
Woodrow Wilson is notable for his awesome top hat, as well as passing legislation like the Federal Reserve Act. The progressive prez also led the US into World War I, helped established the League of Nations, and worked on the Treaty of Versailles. He is the last president to have remarried while in office; his first wife Ellen died in 1914, and he married Edith Galt soon after. He was also quite controversial, especially with regards to race relations. He is also quoted as praising D. W. Griffith's film "The Birth of a Nation."
DiCaprio played the late J. Edgar Hoover in 2011 under the direction of Clint Eastwood, but that star-packed biopic received a mostly lukewarm response. "Lincoln" showed that serious political biopics can make money and bring in the awards nominations, but we'll wait and see who "Wilson" attracts in addition to DiCaprio.
In the meantime, Leonardo DiCaprio is starring in "The Wolf of Wall Street" with Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. It will hit theaters on November 15.