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Steven Spielberg’s making a biopic on iconic newsman Walter Cronkite

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is developing a biopic about revered US newscaster Walter Cronkite during the Vietnam War.

hollywood Updated: Jun 15, 2016 16:38 IST
The movie will centre on “America’s most trusted newsman” and his relationship with the Vietnam War.
The movie will centre on “America’s most trusted newsman” and his relationship with the Vietnam War.

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is developing a biopic about revered US newscaster Walter Cronkite during the Vietnam War.

The filmmaker, 69, is re-teaming with his Bridge of Spies collaborators - screenwriter Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt - on the as-yet-untitled project, reported Deadline.

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Based on a pitch from Charman, the movie will centre on “America’s most trusted newsman” and his relationship with the Vietnam War, specifically his role in “turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict.”

Spielberg will produce the movie under his Amblin Entertainment company, but it is unclear whether he will direct the project as well.

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Meanwhile, Charman, who earned an Oscar nomination for his Bridge of Spies screenplay, most recently penned the script for Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots Day.

The Mark Wahlberg-led film will hit cinemas this December.

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