Leonardo DiCaprio to cast as Woodrow Wilson in upcoming biopic, 'Wilson'
WHO Leonardo DiCaprio
THE DEAL The actor who played the FBI's first director in "J. Edgar" and the wealthy Howard Hughes in "The Aviator" is set to play Woodrow Wilson, according to reports. The film is based on A. Scott Berg's book "Wilson," a biography of the progressive president who led the country through World War I, helped establish the League of Nations and, after a debilitating stroke, turned over many of his final Oval Office duties to his wife, Edith. DiCaprio also will produce under his Appian Way banner as a Warner Bros. release.
THE MOVIE "Generation Iron"
THE DEAL Vlad Yudin's documentary on bodybuilders training for the Mr. Olympia competition was produced by Jerome Gary, who also produced the 1977 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Pumping Iron." Schwarzenegger appears in the new movie, along with Lou Ferrigno and four-time Olympia winner Jay Cutler. The narrator is Mickey Rourke. Hempstead's Kevin Arbouet was the movie's production manager and second-unit director. "Generation Iron" will be released tomorrow at Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas as well as several Manhattan venues.
THE MOVIE "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie"
THE DEAL Released in June to a limited number of local theaters, this documentary on the trash-television host known as "The Mouth" -- partly for his prominent pearly whites and partly for delivering colorful insults, such as "pablum-puking liberal," at high volume -- is getting an encore for one night. Jeremy Newberger, one of the film's three directors, will speak at the screening.
INFO Tonight at 7:30 at the Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue. Tickets are $13. 631-438-0083, plazamac.org.