After playing Howard Hughes in 2004's The Aviator, Leonard DiCaprio is helping bring the story of another famous pilot to the masses.
DiCaprio is one of the producers of Paramount TV's event series Lindbergh, based on A. Scott Berg’s biography about the life of Charles Lindbergh who rose to fame after making the first solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. The movie will also follow the kidnapping of his young child in 1932 which became one of biggest news stories of the time.
The series is being written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, who took a news-worthy flight of his own last month after a plane he was on had a fuel leak. "EMERGENCY LANDING into a Russian town. This was our view over Mongolia. #VirginAtlantic #ScaryAsHell," Black Tweeted.
Luckily, everyone on board was safe and sound.
"Happy to be alive. @VirginAtlantic have been very helpful. Now we just need to get out of Siberia. Bit scary," he later added.
Lindbergh will likely begin production next year.