Spielberg and Sorkin Pair Up For '60s Protest Flick

by | July 13, 2007 | Comments

When one of the most celebrated writers in Hollywood teams up with one of the greatest directors who ever lived — I bet a few good movies might be the result.

DreamWorks has signed writer Aaron Sorkin to a three-movie deal, the first of which will be "The Trial of the Chicago 7," a fact-based drama that Steven Spielberg hopes to direct himself. No word yet on what the other two projects will be, but Sorkin is the guy behind "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" — so at least you know you’ll get some good dialogue. Movie-wise, you’d know him from "A Few Good Men," "Malice," and "The American President."

According to Variety, the initial project "focuses on the trials of protestors at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, where clashes between demonstrators and police made it one of the defining events of the ’60s."

Also upcoming from Sorkin is Mike Nichols‘ "Charlie Wilson’s War," the Tom Hanks / Julia Roberts drama that hits theaters this Christmas.

Source: Variety

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