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'Bourne' Director Paul Greengrass to Replace Steven Spielberg for 'Chicago 7'

August 11, 2008 (5:03 am) GMT
After the project has been left out by noted director Steven Spielberg, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' is said to have Paul Greengrass attached to direct the movie.
Paul Greengrass

Despite the fact that Steven Spielberg has been confirmed to be out of "" directional picture, DreamWorks SKG seems to refuse letting the drama movie to go down the drain. Words are the studio now has Paul Greengrass, the director of the last two "Bourne" movies, including "", attached for the project.

First to break out the news was Film School Rejects. Claiming to get the tidbit from Production Weekly's pages, Rejects noted that Weekly has updated its "Chicago 7" listing which pointed out that Greengrass' name has been listed on the director's slot. Still, DreamWorks have yet to make any formal announcement about this subject.

Spielberg dropped out his involvement on this drama film reportedly because he chose to work on "Tintin". Meanwhile, some speculate that him leaving the project was due to the conflict about the written script.

Based on the real trials of the protesters at the 1968 Democratic convention, "Chicago 7" is written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie slated for 2009 release also has attached to star, while others, like , , Adam Arkin, and , have been rumored to take part.

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