DiCaprio, Hanks To Produce “Gorbachev”

HBO Films is developing “Gorbachev,” a film about former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev for Appian Way and Playtone.

Gorbachev himself, along with his long-time aide Pavel Palazhchenko, will serve as a consultant on the project.

The story captures the dissolution of the USSR through his eyes as he introduced glasnost and perestroika which helped end the Cold War.

Former “Hell On Wheels” showrunner John Shiban is penning the project which Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran, Tom Hanks, Keith Addis and Gary Goetzman will executive produce.

Source: Deadline