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DiCaprio bringing Lindbergh biopic to small screen

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DiCaprio - New series for Paramount Television

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to executive produce a TV miniseries about the life of American aviation hero Charles Lindbergh.

The series for Paramount Television is based on A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Lindbergh.

Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk) will adapt the book for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount TV President Amy Powell said: "Lance is as talented and prolific as anyone working in television and film today, and we take enormous pride in working with him to adapt Scott's brilliant portrait of one of the nation's most fascinating cultural figures."

Black added: "In Lindbergh's story, we have the very first case of a worldwide media sensation. He was an American daredevil, innovator, record-breaker and icon, but he was far from perfect. 

"I'm eager to dig in to the story of a man who stumbled in his fame but showed a willingness to learn and attempted to rectify the unseen ramifications of what the world still considers his greatest successes... a man who urged the world to 'listen until the end'."

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