Steven Spielberg is looking to strike cinematic gold again with screenwriter Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt. The trio, who worked together on Bridge of Spies, will reunite for a yet-to-be-titled project about iconic newscaster Walter Cronkite and his role in influencing public opinion about the Vietnam War.
The film was initially an idea that Charman pitched Spielberg during the awards season. The project is in the early stages of development at Amblin Partners. Charman is set to work on the script with Platt on board to produce and Spielberg attached to direct.
Spielberg currently has his plate full, filming the adaptation of Ready Player One and the upcoming release of The BFG. He is also developing The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara starring Mark Rylance. He is repped by CAA and WME.
Charman co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Peter Berg film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg. He is repped by CAA, Grandview, John Campisi, Jon Cassir, and Independent Talent Group.
Platt recently signed on to produce the adaptation of the video game Shinobi. He also produced Ang Lee’s forthcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as well as the adaptation of The Girl on the Train.
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Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
This new was first reported by Deadline.