Steven Spielberg's company to make Walter Cronkite Vietnam War film
The team behind Bridge of Spies — Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman, and Marc Platt — is turning its focus from the Cold War to the Vietnam War with a new film about legendary newsman Walter Cronkite.
The as yet untitled film will follow the former CBS Evening News anchor during his time covering the Vietnam War. Charman, who was nominated for an Oscar for his Spies screenplay, will write the script, and Platt will produce, according to Amblin.
Cronkite was instrumental in transforming America’s opinion on the Vietnam War, shedding light on the realities that soldiers underwent in battle.
Charman’s next film is Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg, a story surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. It’s scheduled for a Dec. 21 limited release, expanding Jan. 13, 2017. Spielberg’s upcoming film The BFG hits theaters June 30.