Legendary director Martin Scorsese loved working with THE AVIATOR star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO so much, he wants to cast him in his next film - as former US President THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

DiCaprio was already on board to produce the film, but Scorsese wants him to also step up as the lead, according to film website moviehole.com.

The film is based on the book THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, which chronicles Roosevelt's formative years, rising from his position as a New York politician to the burly commander-in-chief of the United States.