Chris Pine Attached to Play Walter Cronkite in 'Newsflash'

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Chris Pine, Walter Cronkite

Seth Rogen was previously attached to star as the legendary anchor.

Chris Pine is attached to play legendary CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite in the drama Newsflash.

The movie, written by Ben Jacoby, recounts the events of Nov. 22, 1963, as television news stations raced to report the facts of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Cronkite's producer Don Hewitt, boss Jim Aubrey and young co-worker Dan Rather are also characters in the pic.

Greg Silverman will produce via his Stampede banner, along with Adam Kolbrenner.

Seth Rogen was previously attached to play Cronkite in a 2017 version of the project, which had David Gordon Green attached to helm. Green exited Newsflash to direct the Halloween movie. 

Pine, who is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management and Gendler & Kelly, will next be seen in the Wonder Woman sequel Wonder Woman 1984.