It looks like it’s finally happening, folks. Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment have been waiting a long time to produce this movie, and now the pieces are finally coming together.
The political drama ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7‘ has been in development hell for 10 years now. Aaron Sorkin wrote the original script for the movie, and at one point, Spielberg was going to direct it, but the writers strike forced him to delay the project.
And then in 2013, Spielberg tried to get the film up and running again. Paul Greengrass was set to direct, but when he couldn’t agree on a budget with Spielberg, the film was shelved again.
Now it looks like in 2018 it’s all coming together. Aaron Sorkin will direct his own script. Spielberg was apparently impressed with Sorkin’s directorial debut with ‘Molly’s Game,’ and decided he’d be a perfect fit.
Sacha Baron Cohen will reportedly star in the film, which is based on the documentary titled ‘Chicago 10’
Variety gives us more details:
“The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government.”
We’re sure more casting news will be coming soon. We know they want A-list talent for this movie, and with Spielberg and Sorkin attached, they’ll have no problem with recruitment.