Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg to reunite for new Ulysses S Grant movie

Pair last worked together on 2002's 'Catch Me If You Can'

Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are teaming up for the first time in 16 years for a biopic on Ulysses S. Grant.

The pair last worked together on the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can, which also starred Tom Hanks.

They are now in early talks to work together again on the biopic on Abraham Lincoln’s most trusted general, reports Empire.

DiCaprio has been working with Lionsgate to develop the project, after securing rights to Ron Chernow’s book Grant and commissioned David James Kelly to adapt it.

He is expected to play the character Grant with Spielberg directing.

Grant won the battle of Shiloh and the Vicksburg campaign during the American Civil War, and defeated the legendary Southern Confederate general Robert E. Lee. His military genius propelled him to two terms in the White House.

Meanwhile, DiCaprio is set to star in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

The film, which also stars Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, is set in late 1960s Hollywood at the peak of the Charles Manson murders.

DiCaprio will play former TV star Rick Dalton and Pitt will play his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth.

Dalton lives next door to Sharon Tate (played by Robbie) who was killed by Manson’s followers in 1969.