Smith, Spacey, Hoffman for Spielberg's Chicago Seven?
It seems that there are a number of other names looking to get involved in Steven Spielberg's next film The Trial of the Chicago Seven.
Yesterday we heard that Sacha Baron Cohen is in consideration for the film, but now there are other bigger names involved, and a few photographs of actors were caught being considered.
The Vanity Fair reporter caught a pile of headshots of actors sitting on a table while he was talking to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg about Indiana Jones latest adventure, and he had the presence of mind to note them all mentally.
The true story, as I spoke about yesterday in the Cohen article, is of the eight protestors who were blamed with the escalation of violence and of inciting a riot at the 1968 Democrat party convention, one of the defendants was pulled off into a separate trial, hence the title of The Trial of the Chicago Seven. The protests were about the Vietnam war.
They were all found guilty, ordered to pay five thousand dollars and five years in prison each, but these sentances were all overturned in a court of appeal.
It sounds a great story, and one that is still relevant today. I wonder who will be picked for the roles, and if indeed they all are, because that's not only a great mix of actors, but it's a huge career boost for Cohen, not to mention more great dramatic roles for Will Smith.