According to THR, comedy actor Ben Stiller is in early talks to direct The Trial of the Chicago 7, a movie Steven Spielberg pulled out of directing because he was busy with Tintin. Earlier this year The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass was apparently interested in directing, but it seems nothing came of that.
Stiller has directed Zoolander and Tropic Thunder so he kinda knows what he’s doing. But can he direct a movie about the 1968 Democratic convention riots and their aftermath? A move that will most likely contain few jokes and no Owen Wilson?