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Spielberg in talks to direct DiCaprio in Ulysses S Grant biopic

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Veteran filmmaker and Oscar-winning Leonardo DiCaprio, who last worked together on 2002's "Catch Me If You Can", are in early talks to re-team for a Ulysses S Grant biopic.

Lionstate and DiCaprio's Way shingle last November acquired movie rights to "Grant", the bestselling biography that is being adapted by David James Kelly, reported Deadline.

Grant has been widely recognised as a superior military tactician for leading the to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War under the supervision of Abraham Lincoln, winning key battles at Shiloh and Vicksburg. He won two terms as as a successor to and stabilised the economy along with attempting to remove the last vestiges of slavery, which included working to crush the is adapting the biography.

The feature will be produced by DiCaprio and

DiCaprio, 43, who will next Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", is attached to star in several projects in which he would play famous men in history, including a Leonardo da project for Paramount and a Teddy biopic that will reunite him with

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 10:45 IST
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