Steven Spielberg did Lincoln, and now Martin Scorsese may do Washington. The Tracking Board reports the legendary filmmaker is in talks to direct The General, a George Washington biopic about the first president’s military career during the Revolutionary War.
The project was originally to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, who compared the script to Clint Eastwood’s western Unforgiven. Scorsese is currently finishing up work on his Jesuit priest drama, Silence. He is also rumored to be reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio for a film based on the life of gruesome serial killer HH Holmes and is due to produce a drama about Rolls Royce for director Asif Kapadia. Here’s to hoping any of it is better than Vinyl.