Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are in negotiations to develop “Roosevelt,” a drama about Teddy Roosevelt at Paramount as a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to headline with Martin Scorsese directing, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Scott Bloom will write “Roosevelt,” and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way shingle, along with Martin Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia, with Chuck Pacheco also producing. Appian set the film at Paramount through its first look deal with the studio.
Ted Roosevelt was a New York governor who became vice president and then the youngest U.S. president at the age of 42 after President William Mckinley was assassinated in 1901. Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
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Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together numerous times before on “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” “Shutter Island,” “The Departed” and most recently “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” DiCaprio and Scorsese are also mutually developing “The Devil In The White City” and “Killers of The Flower Moon,” both based on critically acclaimed books.
DiCaprio is repped by Rick Yorn at LBI and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren. Scorsese is repped by WME and LBI.
Deadline first reported the news.