It seems the only original ideas Hollywood has nowadays are biopics. Every week we reporting on casting news for new biographical films in the works including; Chris Pine Set to Star As Robert F. Kennedy in Limited Series From Hulu & Antonio Banderas Tapped To Play Pablo Picasso In Season 2 Of Nat Geo’s Genius. The latest news this week is that Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star as former president Theodore Roosevelt in Paramount Pictures new film “Roosevelt.” Martin Scorsese will direct while Scott Bloom will pen the script.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Prior to his presidency he served as the 25th Vice President of the United States under William McKinley before his assassination in 1901 (six months into his second term). He was also the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore, alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.