Stiller Directing Chicago 7 Feature?

Ben Stiller is in early talks to direct DreamWorks narrative film version of “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, a project which the likes of Paul Greengrass and Steven Spielberg have been candidates to helm says The Hollywood Reporter.

The political drama about the 1968 riots at the Democratic convention and their aftermath would mark a departure for Stiller who’s helming work has been on comedies like “Tropic Thunder” and “Zoolander”.

Under terms of the DreamWorks/Paramount separation agreement, DreamWorks has taken over development of the project and wants to put the film into production right away.