Sean Penn will star as Andrew Jackson in a miniseries for HBO, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.

The six-hour Lionsgate-produced series, written by Narcos creators Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, is based on Jon Meachman's biography American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. It will follow the life of Jackson, who went from a self-made man and military general to the country's first "People's President."

In addition to playing Jackson, Penn will also executive-produce the series alongside Miro and Bernard.

The last time HBO produced a presidential miniseries, John Adams, the project nabbed 13 Emmys.