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Leonardo DiCaprio: Woodrow Wilson Biopic Star & Producer!

Leonardo DiCaprio: Woodrow Wilson Biopic Star & Producer!

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in a Woodrow Wilson biopic, based on A. Scott Berg’s new book “Wilson,” according to Variety!

The 38-year-old actor will also be producing with Jennifer Davisson Killoran on the project, which does not have any other actors attached yet.

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The flick will center on Woodrow Wilson, who became president after winning the election in 1912, and oversaw the U.S. joining the Allies in World War I. After the war, he pushed for a peace treaty that would have the U.S. joining the League of Nations but the senate refused to ratify the treaty.

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# 1

I’ll repost what I said in the previous thread:
I’m becoming more positive Leo WON’T end up starring in this. Maybe produce it, but that’s it. He’s been reported to produce atleast 2 other biopics this year(Rasputin being one of them) as well as starring in atleast 4 different projects(Jamie Foxx cop movie) and yet we have no real confirmation on any of them. And I really think after the flop of the J. Edgar film with the critics he has learned his lesson maybe to stay away from the Oscar baity biopics for awhile. Man, when will there be a REAL confirmation on his next project? Because personally I really hope it’s not this project or the Rasputin biopic. I’m really nervous one of them will end up being though..

# 2

Great news! Another historic biopic for Leo and it’s going to be fantastic, I’m sure:):).

# 3
Leo as a US President @ 09/16/2013 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Jared. I wonder what happened to the Theodore Roosevelt movie project he was supposed to be attached to a couple of years ago.

# 4

Congrats for another great role, LEO!
If you want to learn more about Woodrow Wilson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson

# 5

Hey Zzzz where are you? Wanna know your thoughts on this, I have a feeling you might be in the same camp as me. I’m hoping he just ends up producing this instead of starring..

# 6

I would rather see a Philip Dru: Administrator movie.

# 7

Risk a little Leo

# 8

I was surprised ( not in a good way ) to see this post. Another biopic? After Django and WOWS I thought he will continue to change it up a bit… I hoped he will do Devil in the White City and now it`s… Woodrow Wilson.

# 9

@also…:
Exactly, which is why I am not really buying this piece of news. I know it’s been reported, but wasn’t he reported to play Frank Sinatra, Teddy Roosevelt years ago, and recently Rasputin and yet we never heard anything about those former projects again? And so far no word on the Rasputin biopic either. I feel like he’s only going to be producing this, I remember on BZ someone posted a tweet that WB is also planning to make Satori with Leo starring very soon. He’s been attached to a dozen different projects and yet no real word on anything so far. Really would prefer the Viking biopic or The Devil In The White City. Another Oscar baity biopic is NO, imo. I really hope this news isn’t true, otherwise he’ll just be disappointed come awards season again. These roles are meant for actors like Daniel Day Lewis or somebody, not Leo.

@HAHA12: I’m here! Would have to agree with you. Also, like you said, he has so many projects that he is attached to. Remember, two months ago he was confirmed for Rasputin. Even though I haven’t seen a lot of Leo’s movies (I’m slowly seeing them!), it seems to me movie this is similar to his other movies. With Django and WOWS it appeared he was taking baby steps toward more edgy roles and getting out of his comfort zone. I’m hoping he does Devil in the White City before this.

@Zzzzzz:
Hey did you get to watch Catch Me If You Can, thoughts on it?? :p And agreed, I really don’t know what to believe anymore in regards to whatever he plans to star in and I hope this is not his next project. I mean look at what he has in development:

Legacy of Secrecy
Mean Business on North Ganson Street
Satori
Travis McGee
Untitled Filmauro/Truman Capote Project
Portofino
Beat the Reaper
Akira
Aquaman
Atari
Brave New World
Conspiracy of Fools
Fleming
Gorbachev
Harker
King Harald
Ninja Scroll
Rasputin
Running Out of Dog
The Chancellor Manuscript
The Devil in the White City
The Infiltrator
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Many Deaths of Barnaby James
The NeverEnding Story
The Road Home
The Shining Girls
Untitled Animal Poaching Project
Untitled Twilight Zone Project

@HAHA12: I’m actually going to watch it when I finish my dinner. I’ll let you know what I think after it’s over.

@also…:

I’m with you guys. I hope he just produces this Wilson biopic. You know for someone who doesn’t get into the politics of winning an Oscar he sure does pick the movies that would be nominated for oscars.

Leo's fantasy soulmate @ 09/16/2013 at 10:51 pm

Oh the suspense of which movie is next . So excited that Leo has so many options. Leo, please make sure I can stay awake and its not a sleeper.

@Zzzzzz:
Oh alright enjoy the movie then :) I’m out for now, see ya.
@####:
I do think he really wants an Oscar, but he doesn’t want to play the game to win one. He wants the role/performance to speak for itself i guess. But a big history buff like him should publish articles or produce a TV series about an important historical figure instead of trying to play the actual people I think. I think it’s cool how he interested he is in these historical figures but he’s really going to regret taking this role if he ever does. Sounds like J. Edgar #2. Leo, just don’t do it. The ‘he’s so desperate for an Oscar’ comments have already came back with this piece of news.

Tyler Thurston (@reedthurston)
9/16/13, 7:12 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio is playing Woodrow Wilson? JUST GIVE HIM THE OSCAR SO HE DOES A COMEDY.

I guess we’re not the only one who doesn’t want him to take this role.

WHERE IS LUKAS!?

One of Toni’s model friends madison stephens posted a pic of toni on the Hudson River running path so she is still in NYC. I guess she’s not doing the VS Xmas commercial.

Looks like Leo’s latest barely legal catalogue selection is putting her career on hold so she can act as the “official willing obedient puppy of the season”. Like the others before and like the ones to come.
Anyway, thanks Jared for the news of Leo’s probable new movie project.

@@####:

I think she knows if she doesn’t he’ll stray! LOL

I just can’t believe a girl who is 21 years old would put her modeling on hold for a guy who’s almost twice her age.

@HAHA12:

Not all the tweets are positive for this movie.

@HAHA12 & @Léonie: Good movie. It’s really nice to see him in a light movie where he doesn’t die! Most of his movies of late have a very heavy theme. He shows versatility and good comedic timing. You’re right HAHA12 – he definitely can do comedy and should. Love the scene where he and Amy are making out and they call his name over the PA. Hopefully if WOWS gets good reviews, then he will take more chances. Which movie would you recommend next to see – Gilbert or Boy’s life?
@####: Maybe Toni wasn’t ask to do the VS commercial since she isn’t a regular. I know she wasn’t in last years Xmas commercial. If she is turning down jobs to stay close to Leo, then she’s being incredibly foolish. Also, it seems Leo is not the kind of guy that wants a clingy girlfriend around 24/7. It’s like he can handle that for awhile and then he has enough and will take off and leave the gf behind and go party with just his buds.

Omg no. This was obviously NOT what I was expecting after of all the exciting projects he was rumored to play in. Geez Leo. Not another historical biopic. I swear he’s gonna prove everyone right who say he’s desperate for an Oscar. Just no.

@HAHA12: Also, re CMIYC – when he is in the classroom and he takes charge as the substitute teacher was wonderful the way you see him transform. Great story – it’s amazing that it is actually true.

@Léonie: You know everyone says that, but I don’t think he really is. He would be campaigning and butt kissing if he wanted an Oscar that bad. But he never does that. I think he picks those movies because he is comfortable playing in them. But, who knows if and when it will be made – remember he’s supposedly signed to star in Rasputin. Still hoping for Devil in the White City to be up next – such a great book – it will be interesting to see how they shoot it. Hey Lady – I finally figured out how to put the accent mark over the e! hehehehe!

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