Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Team Up Again For a Teddy Roosevelt Film Project
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are teaming up for another film project together. They will be making a drama about Teddy Roosevelt. Dicaprio will take on the lead role and Scorsese will direct. Deadline offers the following breakdown of Roosevelt's life and what made DiCaprio want to get back involved with the project.
Roosevelt had an eventful life filled with military exploits, and a political track where he moved from New York Governor to vice president to become at 42 the youngest president when President William Mckinley was assassinated in 1901. His most enduring achievements though came in the area of conservation, including his work around reserves, preserves, national parks and forests. That is of particular interest for DiCaprio and why he is resurrecting playing the subject after a previous attempt at the film years ago didn’t pan out.
Roosevelt is the like the definition of an all-American hero. He just lived such an incredible life and did so much in helping shape our nation. On top of that and his political career, he was quite and adventurer. There are so many great stories that surround him and I think it's awesome that DiCaprio and Scorsese are going to make a movie based on certain aspects of his life. It's about time!
Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together on multiple films including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Departed and The Wolf Of Wall Street. They are also developing The Devil In The White City and Killers of The Flower Moon together. They also might end up working together on the Joker Origin film, if Warner Bros. gets their way.