Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play US President Woodrow Wilson in an upcoming biopic.

The actor is also set to produce an adaptation of the new biography of the 28th US President by A Scott Berg which Warner Bros are in negotiations to acquire the rights to, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

DiCaprio will produce the film alongside his Appian Way partner, Jennifer Davisson Killoran.

The book was released last week about Wilson who was elected President in 1912 and guided the US through the First World War.