ByPaul Aguirre-Livingston, writer at
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Paul Aguirre-Livingston

Way before Obama and Bush, there was Woodrow. Coming to a big screen near you, will star in Wilson, a biopic on the 28th American president based on the recently released intimate biography by A. Scott Berg, which has received favorable reviews itself.

Returning to the early 20th century, the The Great Gatsby actor will also produce the feature about the controversial and progressive President, best known as the man who led America through the First World War and then fought to get troops home. There's more juicy drama: Woodrow Wilson's first wife died one year into his term (in 1914), so he's the last president to marry while in office. During his second term, Wilson also suffered a stroke and his second wife was charged with being the chief executive for the rest of his term.

Presidential biopics have proven to be big business: Lincoln banked $275 million at the box office last year. Plus, Leo's been heavy into the historical dramas: Django Unchained, J. Edgar, and he'll also appear in The Wolf of Wall Street later this year.

What do you think? Does this President sound exciting enough to get his own movie?



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