the Spielberg/Sorkin film about the trial of the Chicago Seven

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No one's denying that Sacha Baron Cohen has signed to play Abbie Hoffman.

http://www.cinematical.com/2007/12/30/sacha-baron-cohen-signs-to-play-abbie-hoffman-for-spielberg/

Apparently the Vanity Fair article on Indy 4 suggests that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play the Seven's lawyer William Kunstler.

A wilder rumor: Will Smith as Bobby Seale.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

I remember thinking that the other Hoffman movie wasn't all that bad. Is this really necessary? (Mind you at least it's not Indy 5.)

Simon H., Thursday, 3 January 2008 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

we have this thread, kind of ehhhhhh title.

Throw the Jew Down In the Well

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Thursday, 3 January 2008 22:29 (twelve years ago) link

that D'Onofrio as Abbie movie got uniformly bad reviews.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 4 January 2008 21:09 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

people are talking about this being directed by ben stiller now

display name fatigue (special guest stars mark bronson), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 12:30 (eleven years ago) link

good times

caek, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 12:32 (eleven years ago) link

almost as exciting as matt damon playing francois pienar

caek, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 12:32 (eleven years ago) link

unlike Aaron Sorkin, Ben Stiller has actually directed a good film.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

Cable Guy...

Eazy, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

oui

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

From Variety (in article about Sorkin/Clooney Guantanamo movie):
Sorkin, who most recently penned "Charlie Wilson's War," is working on a film about the formation of the social network Facebook. He's also prepping for production on DreamWorks pic "The Trial of the Chicago 7," to be directed by Ben Stiller.

Eazy, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 16:03 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...

“Paul Greengrass is to pick up the reins of the much-delayed Aaron Sorkin-scripted film The Trial of the Chicago 7,” reports the Guardian‘s Andrew Pulver. “The project, which was originally to be directed by Steven Spielberg, follows events in the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic national convention in Chicago, which was beset by violent protests and battles with police.”

Gotta get Michael Shannon in there.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jul/24/paul-greengrass-aaron-sorkin-trial-chicago-7

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:05 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

I still always expect SBC to sheepishly add a "....ma wiiife?" even when he's doing "serious" roles, though for this movie it would probably constitute an improvement

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 14:44 (one week ago) link

SBC seems too old for the role now. He's almost 50. Hoffman was in his early 30s.

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:25 (one week ago) link

no way it's going to improve on Steal This Movie

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:25 (one week ago) link

This man wrote about American politics for half a decade pic.twitter.com/Fhv1MJoD8Y

— Valondar (@VK_HM) September 25, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:46 (four hours ago) link

He's almost 50. Hoffman was in his early 30s.

Hollywood has never cared about this

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:48 (four hours ago) link

Sorkin ended up directing, which reduces my interest to nearly zero, saved by Mark Rylance as Kunstler.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:53 (three hours ago) link

Sorkin's ignorance of the trial explains the political sophistication of his earlier work.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:54 (three hours ago) link


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