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DiCaprio to play Roosevelt

2005_leonardo_dicaprio.jpg Freeze Dried Movies and have it that Leonardo DiCaprio will team up with Martin Scorsese for a film adaptation of "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt." The property is a Pulitzer Prize winning account of the Rough Rider's life by Edmund Morris. It's in development right now at Paramount, while Scorsese and DiCaprio finish "The Departed" together. The Roosevelt pic will mark the fourth collaboration between the two, "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator" being the other two.

Little bit of trivia, the screenwriter who has been tapped to scribe the pic is Nicholas Meyer, who has written three of the Star Trek pics, including "Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan." This places the world that much further down the path of possibilities that include a film with a scene in which Leonardo DiCaprio screams "Taft!" as a crane shot pulls up and over him. --Terrence Ryan


Posted by on September 13, 2005 1:33 AM
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