Leonardo DiCaprio is set to take on an upcoming adaptation of A. Scott Berg's biography of the 28th U.S. president Woodrow Wilson simply titled Wilson. The actor will star as the President and produce the project alongside Appian Way's Jennifer Davisson Killoran and A. Scott Berg.
Focusing on his most progressive achievements, the biography tells the story of Woodrow Wilson's role in the creation of the Federal Reserve and his support of the Treaty of Versailles. It also plays down his weak record on civil liberties and civil rights for African Americans. Before he became president, he was a professor at Wesleyan University, President of Princeton University, and was the only President in history to hold a Ph.D.
The book hit stores last week and received relatively positive reviews. It is described as the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. Warner Bros. is currently in talks to pick up the project. No director or screenwriter has been set as of yet.
No production schedule has been released.