I'm so surprised by this latest bit of news that I actually read it a few times, convinced I was halucinating. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Stiller is in talks to take on The Trial of The Chicago 7 at DreamWorks. Right now, the talks are only in the "exploratory stage," and both the studio and director are trying to find out if the pairing will work. Take it, Stiller! Hire him, DreamWorks! No, Stiller hasn't taken on political drama before, but I'll take anything that allows him to once again show us his range. Greengrass and Spielberg, and then Stiller. I love it!
If you haven't been following the project: Last we heard, Paul Greengrass had opted out of the film, which will showcase the trial of the Chicago 7 -- the eight (I know) people arrested (like Abbie Hoffman and Bobby Seale) during the '68 Democratic convention for inciting a riot and conspiracy.
I'm sold, but what about you?