Sorkin “Trial” Fast-Tracked, “Newsroom” Revived?

Sorkin Trial Fast Tracked Newsroom Revived

Aaron Sorkin’s all-star ensemble drama film “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” is reportedly being fast-tracked for an early Summer start of production reports Deadline.

Pre-production on the $30 million true story feature was put on pause in December, but buyers at the European Film Market last week were hot for it and so major pre-sales for numerous countries were closed.

The story chronicles the events leading up a group of activists being charged in relation to protests that took place during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Sorkin penned the script over a decade ago, but only became attached as director late last year. Paul Greengrass, Steven Spielberg and Ben Stiller were all linked to previous versions.

Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Majors and Alex Sharp star in the film which Marc Platt and Matt Jackson will produce.

The story hits as actress Olivia Munn told ET Online earlier this week that she and her actor husband Tom Sadoski have been having conversations with Sorkin about a potential revival of HBO’s “The Newsroom” series in which they both starred.