If the slew of political thrillers, comedies (we heart you VEEP), and dramas (who could forget The West Wing?) is any indication of how much we love the narrative and behind-the-scenes drama of American politics - fiction or real - then a film about one of American's most popular presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, was only a matter of time.

Variety reports that Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese is on board to direct a biopic about the 26th President of the United States aptly title Roosevelt and DiCaprio has signed on to play the presidential role. Which seems like a natural fit especially considering DiCaprio's current facial hair situation already closely follows Roosevelt's handlebar moustache - the make-up department will have such an easy job.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt is considered one of the top five American presidents of all time with a long list of achievements to his name both before he was the leader of the free world, during office and afterwards. He was a published non-fiction author, fought in the Spanish-American War and returned a war hero, was elected Governor of New York, then Vice President and when President McKinley was assassinated in 1901 he become the youngest President of the United States of America. A post he held until 1909 (he was re-elected for the full term in 1904).

Roosevelt's incredibly full life will provide fascinating material for the Scorsese flick and could be the platform for hard-working DiCaprio to snag a second Oscar statue.  

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