Seth Rogen has decided to go down the dramatic path after signing up to play the famed CBS Newsman, Walter Cronkite in the David Gordon Green film, Newsflash.
The film will focus on the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas, a day in which Cronkite rose to fame due to with his calm yet emotional investigative reporting on what was happening on the ground as events unfolded on that fateful day. Even though he wasn’t the first to break the news, it was his demeanour that won the trust of the US audience that was reeling from shock.
The drama is said to revolve around Cronkite, his producer Don Hewitt, their boss Jim Aubrey, and Dan Rather, a young newsman who happened to be in Texas and who first distinguished himself as a dogged reporter as he and other journalists frantically dug for truth after reports went over the wire that gunfire rang out in the vicinity of the president’s motorcade. The structure of the film is to play out in real time.
Former Warner Bros Production chief, Greg Silverman is set to produce under his new company Stampede Ventures alongside Adam Kolbrenner. Stronger director, David Gordon Green will helm the project which has been written by Ben Jacoby, There have been no other additions made to the cast as yet but Silverman is eyeing Mark Ruffalo to play the role of Don Hewitt and Bryan Cranston as Jim Aubrey.
Rogen can currently be seen in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and is also currently filming Flarsky, he’ll also be heading to Disney for their latest remake of The Lion King.