Chris Pine is attached to play famed CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite in the drama feature “Newsflash” penned by Ben Jacoby.
The story recounts the events of November 22nd 1963 as television news stations raced to report the facts of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.
Cronkite himself, his producer Don Hewitt, his boss Jim Aubrey and his young co-worker Dan Rather are also characters in the feature which Greg Silverman and Adam Kolbrenner will produce.
Pine replaces Seth Rogen who was previously attached to star in the role back when David Gordon Green was attached to helm. Green left the project two years ago to direct 2018’s “Halloween” and its upcoming sequels.
Pine will next be seen in “Wonder Woman 1984” next year.