Leonardo DiCaprio is making a comeback with Roosevelt
, a drama on the life of American president Teddy Roosevelt, which has been set at Paramount as a star vehicle with Martin Scorsese’s direction. Scott Bloom has been set to write the drama, and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson along with Martin Scorsese, Emma Koskoff and Chuck Pacheco are producing through their Appian Way banner. Appian set the film at Paramount through its first look deal with the studio.
Roosevelt had an eventful life filled with military exploits and a political track. He raised himself from the position of New York Governor to vice president to become the youngest president at 42, after President William Mckinley was assassinated in 1901. His most significant achievements came in the area of conservation, including his work in preservation of national parks and forests. This aspect is what piqued DiCaprio's interest and is the reason why he's resurfaced to play the character after a previous attempt at the film didn’t turn out well years ago .
Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together in multiple films previously with Gangs of New York
, The Aviator
, Shutter Island
, The Departed
and The Wolf Of Wall Street
, and they are currently developing The Devil in the White City
and Killers of the Flower Moon
together, both based on critically acclaimed books.