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Chris Pine set to play journalist Walter Cronkite in ‘Newsflash’ movie

/ 05:15 PM August 04, 2019
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Chris Pine arrives to the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Feb. 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Image: AFP/Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez via AFP Relaxnews

The actor Chris Pine, known for his roles in “Star Trek”, “Wonder Woman” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is slated to star as longtime American CBS News journalist Walter Cronkite in “Newsflash”, according to Deadline Hollywood.

“Newsflash”, written by Ben Jacoby, portrays the story of the events of Nov. 22, 1963, as the United States television news show CBS News rushed to scoop the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

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Walter Cronkite presented the first newsflash at 1:40 p.m. Also portrayed in the feature film are his producer Don Hewitt, boss Jim Aubrey and younger colleague Dan Rather.

Chris Pine replaces Seth Rogen (“The Green Hornet”, “Neighbors”), originally tapped to play Cronkite from the beginning of the project in 2017. Director David Gordon Green was set to direct the biopic but left to direct horror flick “Halloween”.

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Greg Silverman is producing “Newsflash” via his company Stampede alongside Adam Kolbrenner. JB

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