Chris Pine to play Walter Cronkite in Newsflash


However, Green has since left the project to focus on Halloween franchise. Pine will be next seen in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, alongside Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal. Advertising

Avengers Endgame star Mark Ruffalo is also aboard the project. The film will release in June next year. 0
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Pine, 38, will play the central role in the movie Newsflash, which has a script from Ben Jacoby. The film will chronicle how Cronkite became one of the trusted voices on the American television in the aftermath of US president John F Kennedy’s assassination. He will portray TV producer Don Hewitt, reported Deadline. Newsflash will be produced by Greg Silverman through his banner Stampede, along with Adam Kolbrenner. Though Cronkite was not the first to announce the news of the Kennedy’s death, his calm, yet emotional reports helped inform the country of the tragedy. Actor Seth Rogen was previously set for the role of Cronkite in a version of the film, which was supposed to be directed by David Gordon Green.