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Paul Greengrass Explains His Exit From 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' & Why He Wasn't The Right Director For The Movie

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 8, 2013 10:20 AM
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If there’s one thing that can be said about director Paul Greengrass, it’s how engaging he can be during interviews. His upcoming film, “Captain Phillips,” has been getting great buzz (read our review), and after years of only being asked Bourne-related questions, it must be refreshing for him to finally get the chance to talk about something else. In yet another engaging interview, this time with The Huffington Post, Greengrass not only talks about his latest movie, he also gives us more clarification as to why he dropped out of “The Trial of Chicago 7.”

Paul Greengrass Exits Aaron Sorkin-Penned 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 2:58 PM
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It seems "The Trial Of The Chicago 7" can't get in front of a judge, so to speak. The long, long developing project looked it was finally kicking back to life when earlier this summer Paul Greengrass came on board to direct. But alas, it will once again need to find a helmer.

Paul Greengrass Circles Back To Aaron Sorkin-Penned 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' For His Next Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 6:25 PM
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Don't worry if you forgot but way back circa 2008 Paul Greengrass had kicked around the idea of directing the Aaron Sorkin penned "The Trial Of Chicago 7." This was just after Steven Spielberg seriously considered it (Will Smith was tentatively slated to play Bobby Seale, with Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman and Philip Seymour Hoffman as defense lawyer William Kunstler), but it didn't quite come together. Then Ben Stiller teamed with Sorkin to have a crack at it and they developed it further, but DreamWorks wasn't willing to pull the trigger on the budget. Well, it seems there's been a change of heart.

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