Scott Bloom will write the script as a potential starring vehicle for DiCaprio, who will produce alongside Jennifer Davisson under their Appian Way banner. Scorsese and Emma Koskoff will produce for Sikelia, while Chuck Pacheco will also produce the project, which falls under Appian Way’s first-look deal with Paramount.
Roosevelt was just 42 years old when he inherited the Oval Office following the assassination of President William McKinley, making him the youngest president ever at the time. He was a noted environmentalist who helped preserve countless forests and national parks, which may be why DiCaprio is so invested in playing the politician.
DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked together five times already, and they’re also developing The Devil In The White City and Killers of The Flower Moon, though it’s unclear which project has the edge. Scorsese is currently developing The Irishman for Netflix, while DiCaprio still hasn’t selected his next movie since winning an Oscar for The Revenant.
Scorsese is represented by WME and LBI Entertainment, which also reps DiCaprio and Bloom — the latter a former actor who appeared alongside DiCaprio in Don’s Plum. He’s also an executive producer on Appian Way’s long-gestating Twilight Zone movie.
Deadline broke the Roosevelt news.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief