Nearly a year ago, pre-production on Aaron Sorkin’s long-gestating true story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 was suddenly shut down in order to allow the acclaimed writer some time to work on his Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. But a few months later, the movie was getting back together with a stacked cast assembling. Now the movie has added Michael Keaton, and Paramount Pictures has set The Trial of the Chicago 7 release date right at the start of awards season. Find out more below. Read More »
UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin has clarified that a revival of The Newsroom isn’t something he’s actively working on, even though it’s something he would love to do. Watch his explanation from The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news drama series The Newsroom ended back in 2014 after only three seasons. But as we’ve seen time and time again in the past few years, that doesn’t mean the show can’t return. And if Aaron Sorkin gets a little less buy, there’s a chance The Newsroom might make a comeback just in time to tackle one of the most tumultuous and tense periods in the history of journalism. Read More »
Last we heard, Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7 was on hold so Sorkin could devote more time to his To Kill a Mockingbird stage production. Now, the film appears to be back on, and adding even more cast members. Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne were previously announced, and now they’re joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Alex Sharp, and more.
The film is based on the true story of the 1969 trial in which seven defendants were charged with conspiracy and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. More on the Trial of the Chicago 7 cast below.
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Facebook has been in the news frequently in the last few years, and not for good reasons. With all the behind-the-scenes turmoil at the online social media and social networking service company, many have suggested it might be time for a sequel to David Fincher‘s The Social Network. And according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, it might happen. Sorkin recently confirmed that he himself thinks there should be a sequel, and that Social Network producer Scott Rudin has brought the subject up as well. Perhaps Jesse Eisenberg should get his hoodie and flip-flops ready again.
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After being in the works for over 10 years, Aaron Sorkin‘s legal drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 was close to heading into production. However, Amblin Entertainment is shutting down pre-production on the project for the time being. But why? Read More »
After years of false-starts, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is finally picking up speed. Recently, word broke that Aaron Sorkin would helm the movie, with Sacha Baron Cohen likely to join the cast. Now, another Trial of the Chicago 7 cast member has been announced: Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne will play one of the political activists on trial. Read More »
Trial of the Chicago 7, a movie that at one point was going to be directed by Steven Spielberg, and later Paul Greengrass, has found a new filmmaker. Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter who made his directorial debut with last year’s Molly’s Game, will now helm the Trial of the Chicago 7 movie, with Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to play activist Abbie Hoffman.
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After A Quiet Place became a surprise critical and financial hit, John Krasinski is in high demand. He’s lining-up more projects, like a Quiet Place sequel, for instance. Below, you can learn some new info on the Quiet Place sequel. Plus: Krasinski is reviving a previously-dead project with writer Aaron Sorkin.
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Last year, The West Wing and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin made his directorial debut with the true story of Molly’s Game. Based on the memoir of the same name by Molly Bloom and adapted by Sorkin himself, the film follows a young woman as she goes from an Olympic athlete to running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game catering to Hollywood’s finest, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans.
Molly’s Game is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards, and before the movie arrives on home video this spring, we have an exclusive treat for you. Aaron Sorkin sat down for an interview about making his directorial debut and how it compares to the experience of writing a film and letting someone else bring it to life on screen. Read More »
Following this week’s announcement of the BAFTA nominations, the Director’s Guild of America is next in line to reveal their nominations for the best achievement in directing from the previous year in cinema for their 70th annual awards ceremony.
The 2018 DGA Awards nominations were announced today, and Lady Bird fans will be happy to see that director Greta Gerwig has finally been given her due diligence by landing a nomination. Furthermore, Get Out director Jordan Peele has landed two nominations, one in the primary outstanding directorial achievement award and one for being a first-time director.
Get the full list of 2018 DGA Awards nominations below. Read More »