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Steven Spielberg will likely direct the first of the trio, which is titled "The Trial of the Chicago 7." The film, according to the industry paper, is a drama that "focuses on the trials of protestors at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, where clashes between demonstrators and police made it one of the defining events of the '60s."
New York native Sorkin previously penned the plays Removing All Doubt, Hidden in This Picture, Making Movies and A Few Good Men. The latter opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre Nov. 15, 1989, starring Tom Hulce under the direction of Don Scardino. Sorkin adapted his play for the Rob Reiner-directed screen version in 1992, which starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.