George Clooney is in negotiations to direct Leonardo Dicaprio in a movie adaptation of BEAU WILLIMON's play FARRAGUT NORTH. The two stars are looking to co-produce the project through their production companies Apian Way and Smoke House. DiCaprio has been attached to the film for a while; Clooney is also considering appearing in the movie, according to trade paper Daily Variety. In the film, DiCaprio will star as a idealistic communications director for a rising political figure, who finds himself tangled up in intrigue and spin. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal will play the political story's protagonist when Farragut North hits Broadway next year (08), for what will be the Brokeback Mountain star's New York theatre debut.