Martin Scorsese linked with Washington biopic

Martin Scorsese is reportedly circling a new biopic of George Washington. According to The Tracking Board, Scorsese is in “early talks” to direct film, taking the place of Noah director Darren Aronofsky, who has since departed the project. The General tells the “gritty” story of General George Washington’s struggle to fend off a band of mercenaries with his dying army during the Revolutionary War.

The project was originally to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, who compared the script to Clint Eastwood’s western Unforgiven. It is the second George Washington film currently in development, with The Virginian, reportedly starring Bradley Cooper, also in the works.

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