Movies | September 28, 2017 5:00 am

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Next Role Is Theodore Roosevelt in New Biopic

The film will be directed by Martin Scorsese.

Leonardo DiCaprio will be Theodore Roosevelt in new biopic
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Vanity Fair Fair Oscar Party with his "Best Actor" academy award at the Wallis Annenberg Center on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Paramount Pictures is working on a new movie about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, aptly titled Roosevelt and it looks like the title role will be played by Leonardo DiCaprio, with Martin Scorsese directing, Variety reports.

DiCaprio is a natural fit for the role, Variety writes, because of Roosevelt’s efforts in conservationism and preserving the country’s national parks, which are considered some of his greatest presidential achievements. DiCaprio who also advocates against climate change and for environmentalism.

Roosevelt, who became president after the assassination of William McKinley, started in politics as the governor of New York. He had a wide-ranging career that started in the Navy. The U.S. military still studies strategies he developed.

This is not the only film DiCaprio and Scorsese are working on. They are currently developing The Devil in the White City and Killers of the Flower Moon. Previously, they worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed.