Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 April 2015
Billy Zane Is Back Back Back For Zoolander 2
He's a cool dude!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
While We're Young (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Captain Phillips (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Greengrass Circles The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Aaron Sorkin wrote the script

24 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Paul Greengrass, The Bourne Ultimatum

Some projects generate a lot of heat in development and then go mysteriously quiet. But The Trial Of The Chicago 7, which was once in Steven Spielberg’s sights, is now back and Paul Greengrass is in talks to take it on instead.

The drama, which boasts a script by Aaron Sorkin, is based on the true story of the infamous 1969 federal conspiracy trial arising out of the violent rioting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago that transfixed the US.

Sorkin began developing the idea back in 2007 with Spielberg, who flirted with directing before shoving it to the back burner to focus on Tintin and Lincoln. Both Ben Stiller and Greengrass himself were touted as potential replacements (while it would have been an interesting shift for Stiller, it definitely feels more like a Greengrass film), but neither locked in a deal and everything went quiet.

Now DreamWorks, which inherited the project after it split from Paramount, wants it back up and running at last, and aims to have production moving by January. Greengrass hasn’t yet formally signed on to make it, but if he does, expect a flurry of casting stories to follow.

Greengrass’ latest, true-life Somali pirate drama Captain Phillips, is due out in the UK on October 18.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Wrath Of The Titans Writer Joins Tom Cruise's Yukikaze
Dan Mazeau adapting Japanese source
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Another Long-Lost Project Resurfaces
More than half a year since INTERSTELLAR was revived, another project that Steven Spielberg was once attached to direct has shown up on the radar. As I said before during the announcement that Nolan was doing INTERSTELLAR - Even though it would have been fascinating to see what Spielberg's take on THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 would have been like, I'm sure Paul Greengrass will do a terrific job. OK, he stumbled badly with THE GREEN ZONE (2010), but I feel confident he'll be back on top form with t More

Posted by bb at 18:56 on 24 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)