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Leonardo DiCaprio Developing Tom Wolfe’s ‘The Right Stuff’ for Nat Geo

TCA 2017: Network also announces ”Titanic“ 20th anniversary special from James Cameron

Leonardo DiCaprio is developing author Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff” with National Geographic, the network announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday.

Appian Way Productions inked a scripted development deal, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, to adapt the 1979 book about the NASA space program. Executive producers include DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, along with Will Staples (“Shooter”), who is onboard to write.

Nat Geo also announced a documentary from executive producer James Cameron to mark the 20th anniversary of “Titanic.” The special will offer an update of what happened to the ship in April 1912, along with assessing the accuracy of the Oscar-winning 1997 film.

At the press event, the network also announced premiere dates for a number of series, including “Diana: In Her Own Words,” which debuts Aug. 14 and features archival footage of the late Princess Di.

“StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson” launches Season 4 on Oct. 1, while “The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman,” centering on the actor meeting with individuals to discuss humanity, premieres Oct. 11.

“The Long Road Home,” based on Martha Raddatz’s book about the Iraq War and starring Kate Bosworth and Jeremy Sisto, kicks off its first season Nov. 7.

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