Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio are currently negotiating with the Lionsgate studio to work together on a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, a film that would be their second joint work after “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), Deadline specialist blog reported today. . Lionsgate and Appian Way, producer of DiCaprio, acquired in November of last year the cinematographic rights on the book “Grant”, by Ron Chernow, which is being adapted to the big screen by David James Kelly. The project is in its initial phase, since Spielberg plans to shoot two other films before: the fifth installment of Indiana Jones and a new version of the musical “West Side Story”. General Ulysses S. Grant, a controversial figure for his ruinous business and alcoholism, knew how to reconvert himself, first as the right hand of Abraham Lincoln and, later, as president of the United States between 1869 and 1877.
In the midst of the American Civil War, he won the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg and defeated General Robert E. Lee, the legendary commander of the Confederate armies. Already in the White House, he fought for the African-American community and made an effort to put an end to the Ku Klux Klan.

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