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Spielberg in talks to direct DiCaprio in biopic

The director has previously worked with DiCaprio in 2002's Catch Me if You Can

Published: 18th May 2018

 Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio are in early talks to collaborate for a Ulysses S. Grant biopic.

There's no deal in place for Spielberg to direct it and the company Lionsgate is yet to comment on it. The Grant biopic was set up last year with DiCaprio and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson producing a movie version of the Ron Chernow's 2017 biography Grant.

Grant has been widely recognised as a superior military tactician for leading the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War under the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln, winning key battles at Shiloh and Vicksburg.

Spielberg received his eighth Oscar directing nomination for helming 2013's Civil War epic Lincoln, for which Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Academy Award for best actor. He has directed DiCaprio in 2002's Catch Me if You Can.

DiCaprio's next project is Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, set against the backdrop of the 1969 Manson Family murders.

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