Will Smith has confirmed to Omelete that Steven Spielberg has approached him to do “Chicago 7.” Actually, according to Smith, Spielberg asked him to leave some free space in his schedule – when the script is ready, Smith will receive it.
He tells the Brazillian outlet that he’s been asked to leave some free space in his schedule and is now awaiting the script – “When Steve is ready he will send it. I don’t know specifics, story, anything, but he told me the filming dates, so I can be free to do it. It’s not a 100% sure thing yet, but I’m confident.”
Smith is up for the role of Black Panther Bobby Seale who was put on trial on federal conspiracy charges for the anti-war riots that engulfed the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.