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Friday, November 03, 2017
News--U.S. Grant To Get The Hollywood Treatment
Lionsgate, Appian Way To Make Ulysses S. Grant Film; Option Ron Chernow Bio, Mike Fleming, Deadline Hollywood, online, November 1, 2017.
Lionstate and Appian Way have acquired movie rights to Grant, the new bestselling Ron Chernow biography of Ulysses S. Grant. David James Kelly has been set to adapt. Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Washington: A Life, [and] whose Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning musical Hamilton. [Film] will be produced by Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, with Chernow the exec producer.
Professor, Waynesburg University, Director of Eberly Library, Adjunct instructor in U.S. history. Member: Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves, Pennsylvania Reserves Division; Chesapeake Volunteer Guard.
Areas of study: Civil War medicine, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Army Signal Corps, antebellum politics.