Leonardo DiCaprio is set to both produce and headline a Warner Bros. biopic focusing on the life of President Woodrow Wilson, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. Serving as source material is Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg’s recent biography, Wilson, officially described as follows:
One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson–the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President.
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently-discovered caches of papers belonging to those close to Wilson. From this material, Berg was able to add countless details–even several unknown events–that fill in missing pieces of Wilsons character and cast new light on his entire life.
From the scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war to the man of intense passion and turbulence , from the idealist determined to make the world safe for democracy to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the centurys greatest secrets, the result is an intimate portrait written with a particularly contemporary point of view a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilsons life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon but Wilson the man.
Berg will also produce alongside DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. There’s no word yet on a screenwriter or director, but check back for details as soon as they become available.
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