DiCaprio producing ‘Lindbergh’ for TV

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Along with Oscar-winning screenwriting Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) being tapped to adapt A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer Prize-wining “Lindbergh” biography, Leonardo DiCapriohas also signed-on as a producer of the planned film being planned by Paramount TV.

The teleplay will focus on both Lindbergh’s famous first solo Trans-Atlantic flight in 1927 and the subsequent kidnapping of his young son in 1932.

In a statement released Thursday, Berg, who also will co-produce the film, said, “The life of Charles Lindbergh is one of the most cinematic stories of the last century — one in which he was cast as a legendary hero, victim, and villain. I’m thrilled that Lance Black — with his passion for history on top of his great talent — will be transposing the story to the screen, giving full scope to the unexpected personal drama as well as the dazzling public spectacle of this unique life.’

While DiCaprio is noted only as a producer on the project, it does raise the question of whether he might play the title role.

Of course, he already has earlier portrayed another complicated character and pilot — Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s 2004 “Aviator,” which won five Academy Awards, including Cate Blanchett’s for best supporting actress.

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