Leo and George to team up for policitical thriller

It was only a matter of time: two of Hollywood's most politically active stars are teaming up for a political thriller. George Clooney is in negotiations to direct Leonardo Dicaprio in Farragut North, a feature adaptation of an upcoming Broadway play based loosely on Howard Dean's 2004 presidential election campaign. Both would also produce the film. Named after the Washington Metro station located near many lobbyists' offices, the play follows a young, idealistic communications director who works for an inspiring - but unorthodox - presidential candidate. During the campaign, his career is done in by more seasoned politicos who thrive on poisonous partisan politics, dirty tricks and backstabbing.