Monday, August 11, 2008

Paul Greengrass To Take Spielberg's Place On Chicago 7?

UPDATE: Over at CHUD they got word from Greengrass that he is not involved with the project!

Last week it was announced Steve Spielberg will no longer direct The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

Sacha Baron Cohen had been persuaded by Spielberg to play political campaigner Abbie Hoffman in the film, which is based around eight Vietnam protesters accused of inciting a riot at the 1968 Democrat party convention.

Producer Walter F. Parkes explained that the director had quit the project due to the WGA strike and his commitment to the upcoming Tintin film.

Film School Rejects are reporting that in the pages of Production Weekly Paul Greenrass is now listed as the director.