On Wednesday, it was announced that DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg bought the rights to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s next presidential biography, which will tell the story of the tumultuous relationship between Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Kearns Goodwin, of course, wrote the seminal book Team of Rivals, which helped form the basis of Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film Lincoln.
That movie featured an immense, fully immersive performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in the role as the 16th Commander in Chief, which won him a well-deserved Academy Award. And so obviously, the question is, will he make the major commitment required to play these two hefty, historic figures?
If you’ve seen There Will Be Blood, you know at the very least that the man can wear a mustache. We had our intrepid design team dream up what he might look like as Taft and Roosevelt. Thoughts?