Neighbourhood Entertainment Desk: Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who last worked together on 2002’s Catch Me If You Can, are in early talks to re-team for a Ulysses S Grant biopic. Lionstate and DiCaprio’s Appian Way shingle last November acquired movie rights to Grant, the bestselling Ron Chernow biography that’s being adapted by David James Kelly.
Grant has been widely recognized as a superior military tactician for leading the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War under the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln, winning key battles at Shiloh and Vicksburg. Won two terms as President as a successor to Andrew Johnson and stabilized the economy along with attempting to remove the last vestiges of slavery, including working in order to crush the Ku Klux Klan. David James Kelly is adapting the biography.