Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is reportedly considering a (sort of) sequel to his Oscar-winning historical drama Lincoln, this time about Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, and is thinking about tapping up Leonardo Dicaprio for the lead role. The last time Spielberg made a movie about an American president was 2012's Lincoln which went on to win Daniel Day-Lewis his third best actor Oscar, so seeing the director helm yet another epic with a star like DiCaprio is perhaps only going to fuel more awards talk. This would mean it's the first time DiCaprio and Spielberg have worked together since 2002's Catch Me if You Can.
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. We'll stress again that the Grant team-up is still in early discussions since both award-winning filmmakers' schedules will likely be hard to reconcile.
The 71 year old director has recently released the well-received Ready Player One, and is now preparing to film Indiana Jones 5, as well as working on DC Comics' Blackhawk and a re-make of West Side Story.
The Oscar-winning star is now shooting Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, about the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles, and is in pre-production on The Black Hand.
Steven Spielberg could be set to make a second biopic movie about a former United States president. Grant crossed paths with other notable names from history of course, crossing strategic sabres with Robert E. Lee, stamping out the Ku Klux Klan, and collaborating with Mark Twain throughout his life.