Aaron Sorkin’s Chicago 7 Picks Up Paul Greengrass as Director, Scott Rudin as Producer


Aaron Sorkin has stormed back into the limelight thanks to an impressive three year stint and he’s apparently staying at the top of his game. While he’s still polishing his Oscar for writing The Social Network and getting ready to add to his Emmy collection with the HBO hit Newsroom, Sorkin is still in the movie business and his latest script has picked up both a top notch director and producer.

According to a report in Deadline, Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7  will be produced by Scott Rudin, who has produced more Hollywood hits than most, and it will be helmed by Oscar nominated director Paul Greengrass who has been behind the camera on pictures like Bourne Supremacy and United 93.

the studio is moving forward with Paul Greengrass in final talks to direct Aaron Sorkin‘s script The Trial Of The Chicago 7. It’s based on the infamous 1969 federal conspiracy trial arising out of the protesters vs police violent rioting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago that transfixed the nation because of its counter-culture and leftist mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government.

It’s a politically charged drama with plenty of courtroom showdowns which seems right up the alley of both Sorkin and Greengrass. Having a name like Rudin behind the picture only helps the credibility of the film which no doubt will garner Oscar buzz at least before it is released.

So far the picture has fallen through the cracks even with names like Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, Heath Ledger and Kevin Spacey attached to the project at one point or another. But the story seems to have found a new group to support it and many are hoping that means it finally gets done.

However, there is no production start date yet nailed down for the film, which still means given it’s history the picture might still not happen.

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