On the weekend of the release of Brett Morgen’s “Chicago 10” documentary, Steven Spielberg’s planned narrative feature on the same subject looks to be on hold or even cancelled now.
According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Spielberg is still very much involved in the project and keen to do it, but has indeed pushed the start date of production back with the possibility of an actors strike and a need for further script work.
As a result, previously rumored names like Sacha Baron Cohen, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey and Philip Seymour Hoffman may not be available whenever the film starts up again.
Penned by Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago Seven” is based on the events and story surrounding the riots from the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Spielberg is still very much attached to “Tintin” and his Abraham Lincoln biopic as post-Indiana Jones projects.