After "The Survivor" Leonardo DiCaprio never starred in any film, but his production company Appian Way finds new projects with enviable consistency. And now, as the portal Deadline managed to find out, she acquired the rights to film the book entitled "Grant", which is a biography of the 18th US President Ulysses Grant.|
The author of the bestselling book, published just two weeks ago, is Pulitzer Prize-winning Ron Chernow, whose bibliography includes books on George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and John D. Rockefeller. David James Kelly will be adapting Chernow's new work for Lionsgate and Appian Way.
Ulysses Simpson Grant is one of the most controversial figures in American history. Service in the army ended for him with resignation, as Ulysses was convicted of drunkenness. Then came the years of poverty, when Grant tried to find at least some work and tried his hand at entrepreneurship, however, without much success. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant returned to the army and managed to become one of its most prominent generals. He won the Battle of Shiloh, led the Vicksburg Campaign, and defeated the renowned warlord Robert Edward Lee. Military merit contributed to the fact that Ulysses Grant was elected President of the United States. As head of state, he tried to improve relations with the South, fought the Ku Klux Klan. After the end of his political career, Ulysses' life again turned into a series of ups and downs. He was on the verge of ruin due to the speculation of the family firm, but regained his good name by publishing a memoir with the support of Mark Twain.
Appian Way and Lionsgate are currently engaged in another joint project - the tape "Robin Hood: The Beginning" with Taron Edgerton and Jamie Foxx. Recently, Leonardo DiCaprio's company has shown an unprecedented interest in films with a historical background. So, together with Paramount, they are preparing pictures about Leonardo da Vinci and Theodore Roosevelt, and Leo himself intends to play the main role in them.
The Topic of Article: DiCaprio pulled into politics again.