Without fail, if you want a film pairing that’s bankable, has Oscar cache, and is actually enjoyable, you generally can’t go wrong with a movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Aviator. Gangs of New York. The Departed. Shutter Island. The Wolf of Wall Street. Even if you didn’t enjoy every one of the films in their collective filmography, chances are one of them tickled your proverbial fancy.
Which is why it’s no surprise that the duo would want to pair up again, this time looking at the life of former President Theodore Roosevelt. Simply titled Roosevelt, DiCaprio will star as the Rough Rider, conservationist, and POTUS, with Scorsese directing the biopic. With so many engaging aspects of Teddy’s life, Scorsese and Leo will have much material to work with–including DiCaprio and Roosevelt’s shared passion for environmental protection.
The pair will add Roosevelt to their already growing mountain of shared ongoing projects, including The Devil in the White City and Killers of the Flower Moon.
Roosevelt doesn’t have a release date at this time, but will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.