Warner Bros. is developing a screen version of Beau Willimon's play "Farragut North," with Leonardo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road) attached to star and George Clooney is eyeing the project as director according to Variety.

Willimon is writing the script. It is unclear yet whether Clooney will play an onscreen role.

The protagonist is a young communications director who works for a fast-rising presidential candidate. During the course of the campaign, the idealistic young man falls prey to the back stabbing and other dirty trickery of seasoned rival politicos.

The play is headed for Broadway next year, with Mike Nichols reportedly in line to direct Jake Gyllenhaal in the actor's Broadway stage debut.

Willimon worked for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential run, an experience that inspired the play.