Leonardo DiCaprio,Tom Hanks working on Gorbachev biopic

Gorbachev,the first and last President of the Soviet Union,serves as a consultant on the project.

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Published:April 8, 2013 11:31 am

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks are working together behind the scenes of TV movie Gorbachev.

The two,through their respective production companies Appian Way and Playtone,join forces with HBO Films to develop the biopic about former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev,reported Aceshowbiz.

The film will chronicle Gorbachev’s time as president through the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union with former Hell on Wheels show-runner John Shiban penning the script.

Gorbachev,the first and last President of the Soviet Union,serves as a consultant on the project.

Leonardo DiCaprio,Tom Hanks,Jennifer Killoran,Gary Goetzman and Keith Addis will executive produce the picture.

This marks the umpteenth time Hanks teams up with HBO. He previously produced political drama Game Change,and executive produced miniseries Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

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