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More For Spielberg's Chicago 7?
Will Smith and Kevin Spacey among others

03 January 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair have been asnoopin'. While on the set of the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull the US mag's reporter snuck a look at some casting possibilities for Steven Spielberg's upcoming Chicago 7. That kind of thing will usually get you assassinated by a movie studio, but since they spied it, we'll report it.

As reported yesterday, Chicago 7 focuses on the conspiracy trial that followed protests at the 1968 Democratic convention and is already set to star Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman. According to Vanity Fair, a collection of headshots left lying around on the Indy set confirm that Philip Seymour Hoffman is also on board to play William Kunstler, with Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Taye Diggs and Adam Arkin also in consideration for roles.

Is there anybody Spielberg can't get to star in his movies? If he wanted Elvis, a dodo and the Lindbergh baby to play the Three Stooges, they'd probably do it.

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Your Comments

I would be shocked -- shocked, I say -- if Will Smith shows up in this. More

Posted by HiggyHackford at 20:48 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

at last!
At last Spacey and Smith in a Spielberg film...Spacey is one of the finest actors out there - but Will Smith is very underrated. i'm so happy he will star in this film. Go Berg!!!! More

Posted by claudemg at 18:40 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

"Is there anybody Spielberg can't get to star in his movies?"
Yeah! ME! I just won't do it. More

Posted by keyzersaulsie at 18:40 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

Im wary...what was the last film with a big name cast that actually turned out good? Im thinking of the golden compass et al More

Posted by Rogue at 17:35 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

Yeah, this is a stunning cast, especially with Spielberg at the helm. I still wish he'd stop fannying about with projects that aren't Lincoln (or Interstellar) but at the same time, this looks like a damn fine film. More

Posted by britesparc at 14:45 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

why is the website all fucked up? More

Posted by Hughezy at 13:37 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

this movie seems to interest me because of Will Smith and Kevin Spacey mostly, two of the best actors that I like, hopefully this rumour is true More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 11:48 on 03 January 2008 | Report This Post

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