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Spielberg in talks to direct DiCaprio in biopic

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker and Hollywood star are in early talks to collaborate on a Ulysses S. Grant biopic.

There's no deal in place for to direct it and the company had no comment on the news, reported

The Grant project was set up last year with DiCaprio and Way partner producing a movie version of the Ron Chernow's 2017 biography "Grant".

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.

received his directing nomination for helming 2013's Civil War epic "Lincoln", for which won his for best actor.

He directed DiCaprio in 2002's ""

DiCaprio's next project is Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", set against the backdrop of the 1969 murders.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 13:32 IST