Revolutionary Road (movie)

Woodrow Wilson biopic: Should Leonardo DiCaprio forsake period icons?

Sometimes it seems like Leonardo DiCaprio is just working his way backward through the 20th century.

After all, he played J. Edgar Hoover in 2011, starred as Jay Gatsby in May and now, per this Hollywood Reporter item, could tackle the role of Woodrow Wilson in a new film about the 28th president. (Throw in mid-century suburban ennui in “Revolutionary Road” and his modern-day real-life investor in the upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and the DiCaprio filmography looks a lot like a portrait of the last 100 years of American life.)

According to the story, the Wilson tale will...