Speilberg, DiCaprio to reunite for Ulysses S. Grant biopic?

  • Speilberg, DiCaprio to reunite for Ulysses S. Grant biopic?

Speilberg, DiCaprio to reunite for Ulysses S. Grant biopic?

You know what the good, movie-going people of this world are clamoring for Hollywood to give us?

According to reports, he's in talks with Lionsgate to come on board a movie about Ulysses S. Grant, the civil war hero and the 18th president of the United States.

This will not be the first time that Spielberg will be working on an American President's biopic. If everything comes together in negotiations with the actor and director, it will re-team the two after their work together on the 2002 biographical comedy Catch Me If You Can, in which DiCaprio starred alongside Tom Hanks (Toy Story), whom Spielberg just recently directed in The Post.

It is unclear where this project would fall on Spielberg's already packed schedule.

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

The film will follow former Western TV series star Rick Dalton and stunt double Cliff Booth as they try to make their way in the late 1969 Hollywood, set against the backdrop of the infamous Manson Family murders.

The director is also now preparing to work on the fifth Indiana Jones movie. These two have a lot going on outside of Grant, but the picture in question is now being reported as a priority project thanks in part to Chernow's Pulitzer Prize-winning status and "Hamilton!" claim to fame, having written the biography that served as source material for Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical.

Grant was one of the most complicated military leaders-turned politicians in American history.