Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Woodrow Wilson in Warner Bros. Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Woodrow Wilson in Warner Bros. Biopic

DiCaprio will also produce the movie through his Appian Way banner along with Jennifer Davisson Killoran

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce a biopic of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, based on the new biography by A. Scott Berg, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

DiCaprio will produce the Warner Bros. movie through his Appian Way banner along with Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Berg.

Putnam Adult published “Wilson” to strong reviews last week. The critical acclaim was no surprise, given that author Berg won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1998 biography of Charles Lindbergh.

Wilson was voted President in 1912 after running as a third-party candidate with a progressive agenda. He was reelected in 1916 and pushed for a peace treaty following World War I. After suffering a stroke, his wife Edith handled many presidential duties during his final year in the Oval Office.

DiCaprio has had a thing for historical biopics, playing J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood‘s “J. Edgar” and Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese‘s “The Aviator,” the latter of which earned him one of his three Oscar nominations. He's repped by Rick Yorn.

  • spike

    Scottie, you obviously didn't tell the full truth about Wilson in your book, so neither will Leo. The truth: Wilson got suckered by the infamous international bankers and later publicly recanted that he went ahead with their private bank (the Federal Reserve – nothing “Federal” about it), to take over the U.S. economy. Wilson's advisor was Colonel House who reported to J.P. Morgan, who, himself, reported to the infamous Rothschilds.

    More liberal rewriting of history. Well done, Scottie. I know this quote below isn't in your “biography”:

    Here's the real truth, Scottie. Did you ever even read this?

    What Woodrow Wilson said after he signed the Federal Reserve Act into law:

    “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” — Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence

    Now, take a look at the shrinking dollar. Take a look at unemployment. Take a look at the deindustrialization of America. Take a look at America moving toward being a nation of credit slaves in a controlled economy, which the Federal Reserve Act helped initiate. Take a look at the 19 TRILLION OF OUR MONEY the Federal Reserve gave to themselves! (private banks in the U.S. and overseas.)

    The Fed and the big banks are all owned directly or indirectly by the Rothschild family. Wilson is one of their stooges we can thank for all this economic destruction. He should have vetoed the act.

    • TJW

      Scottie isn't reading sorry bub

  • Jerry

    Wilson was a Democrat. Teddy Roosevelt ran as a third party and split the Republican Party, giving Wilson the win.

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    Wilson was a Democrat. Teddy Roosevelt ran as a third party and split the Republican Party, giving Wilson the win.

  • A.L. Hern

    Where's Darryl Zanuck when we need him?

  • Jim

    Well, he does look like him. I just hope Jay Z doesn't produce a soundtrack

  • gigi

    poor Leo. he really wants that Oscar.

    • spike

      than he better learn to act first. if he has it in him. I have my doubts.

  • Spike

    Wilson was sort of a milquetoast so it won't be much of a stretch for Leo. Yawn. What saddens me is the film, (based on it is on Scottie's book which sugar coats the Federal Reserve Act), won't reveal the most disturbing thing that occurred in Wilson's administration: he signed the Federal Reserve Act and afterward regretted it and confessed publicly that he felt he condemned Americans to economic slavery to the banks. Yup. And that's exactly what happened. Too bad he wasn't prescient BEFORE he signed it.

  • ann2609

    Uggh, one of the worse presidents to represent this country.