It is unclear where this project would fall on Spielberg's already packed schedule.
Deadline has learned that Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are now in talks to work together again for the first time in over 15 years on a biopic about Union army General Ulysses S. Grant.
The last time Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio got together, we ended up with Catch Me If You Can, one of the most watchable, deliriously entertaining movies The Beard has ever made.
The biopic is now set at Lionsgate and Appian Way after the two picked up the film back in November with David James Kelly (Robin Hood) scripting the film. Among his confirmed upcoming projects includes Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. These two have a lot going on outside of Grant, but the picture in question is now being reported as a priority project thanks in part to Chernow's Pulitzer Prize-winning status and "Hamilton!" claim to fame, having written the biography that served as source material for Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical. The director is gearing up for the next Indiana Jones movie, which will shoot sometime next year, and is in development on a remake of West Side Story.
Spielberg received his eighth Oscar directing nomination for helming 2013's Civil War epic "Lincoln", for which Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Academy Award for best actor. There's a lot to work with here, and in Chernow's book, so we'll have to wait and see if the material proves juicy enough to lure both Spielberg and DiCaprio back to the 19th century.