Leonardo DiCaprio has played historical figures like J. Edgar Hoover and Howard Hughes, but never a president. That could change with “Wilson,” an adaptation of A. Scott Berg’s new biography on Woodrow Wilson. According to THR, DiCaprio is attached to star in and produce the feature. No word yet on who will write or direct “Wilson,” as the film is in its early stages.
Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, served in the White House from 1913 through 1921. Wilson died in 1924 from complications due to a stroke he suffered during his second term in office. He was 67 years old. (DiCaprio, it should be noted, will celebrate his 39th birthday later this year.)
DiCaprio has starred in six films since the start of 2010, including November’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” his fifth overall collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. Beyond that, DiCaprio’s schedule is wide open, though he was attached to a film about Harald Hardrada, the “last great Viking king,” back in August.
For more on “Wilson,” head to THR.