Aaron Sorkin is a screenwriter who has an Academy Award, two Golden Globes and several Emmy awards. Recently, however, he is also a director who made his film debut with the film The Big Game. According to the Variety portal, Sorkin is once again ready to take a seat on the other side of the camera: he will lead the filming of the political drama Chicago Seven.|
The project has been in development for over ten years. The script for it was written by Sorkin himself, and back in 2007, Steven Spielberg was listed as the director of the tape. He chose, however, to tackle War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin. The film came close to the big screens again in 2013 when it got noticed by Paul Greengrass, but fell out with DreamWorks over the budget for the project. Spielberg, by the way, remains the producer of the drama.
Based on real events, the film tells how in 1969 seven people were tried on charges of organizing protests against the Vietnam War, which took place a year earlier during the convention of the US Democratic Party in Chicago.
The main role in the film will be played by Sacha Baron Cohen, who was interested in the project even at the time when Spielberg was assigned to him. The actor will play one of seven defendants - the famous political activist Abby Hoffman, co-founder of the International Youth Party (Yippie).
Sorkin intends to assemble a stellar cast for his new film. Will Smith once wanted to take part in the filming, but it is not yet clear whether he is interested in the project now.
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