Skip to comments.Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman
Posted on 12/15/2017 6:32:28 PM PST by EdnaMode
A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, Variety has learned from sources.
Charman, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part limited series, which will delve into the stories of certain key figures in the infamous scandal. Clooney and Heslov will executive produce, with sources telling Variety that Clooney may also direct part of the series should Netflix pick it up. Sonar Entertainment will produce. Sonar inked a first look deal with Clooney and Heslovs Smokehouse Pictures last year.
The Watergate scandal began in June 1972 when five men were arrested for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington D.C. The subsequent investigation revealed a cover up initiated by high-ranking White House officials that eventually forced the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Charman is repped by CAA and Michael McCoy in the UK, Jeffrey Silver, and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Dan Fox. Smokehouse is repped by CAA.
Charman recently reteamed with Spielberg and Bridge of Spies producer Marc Platt to develop a feature on legendary newscaster Walter Kronkite. Charman, who received an Academy Award nomination for his work on the Bridge of Spies screenplay, is also attached to produce the World War II action movie Liberty Road. In addition, he is executive producing MGMs Adolf Eichmann story Operation Finale, starring Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac.
This marks the second foray into television for Clooney and Smokehouse in recent months. In November, it was revealed that Clooney is attached to star in and direct a limited series adaptation of the novel Catch 22 from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Clooney will star in the role of Colonel Cathcart. The series is being eyed for an early 2018 shoot. The episodes of that series were co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd, who will also executive produce. Richard Brown and Steve Golin will executive produce for Anonymous Content along with Clooney and Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures banner.
The libs like to talk about Nixon. Clinton not so much.
Eh, Netflix is killing itself, there just isn’t enough of their own content and way to much Bollywood coming in with competitors putting content out of their reach.
Yes one impeached the other loved his country more than he loved himself Nixon was a boy scout compared to all these yaholes today
Eh, Netflix is killing itself, there just isn’t enough of their own content that’s appealing and way too much Bollywood coming in with competitors putting content out of their reach.
Haven’t smeared Nixon enough times, eh? But look at what their people are allowed to do and get away with.
Well, he and Damon did so well with the last bombastic political diatribe (Suburbicon), somebody thought they should lose another 20 or 30 million.
When you learn the Left wanted to impeach Nixon in his first term, it kind of makes the actual charge irrelant regardless of how great or small the infraction.
They wanted Reagan and the second Bush impeached as well in each president’s first term.
Oh look, some more Netflix shyt I wont ever watch
If it isn’t about how the Media performed a coup against a legally elected Republican President, it will not be worth watching.
Trying to pretend that Watergate was so much worse than FISAgate.
Beating a Democrat in a fair election is an impeachable offense.
Who’s going to play the young Hillary Rodham, and will they show her being fired from the investigation?
The libs tried this with "The Day After" in Nov of 1983 to try to influence the elections. President Reagan Kicked their @$$es anyway.
I remember moving from San Diego to Corpus Christi, driving across the desert with my mother and a cat - my father was in the other car with my brother - listening to the Watergate hearings on the radio. My mother was very disappointed with Richard Nixon and especially with Henry Kissinger.
Mercer or another big Trump backer should bankroll an FBIgate mini series/movie for 2020.
“The Day After” was a comedy compared to “Threads.”
As if I will ever find time for their BS rendition of anything.
“Whos going to play the young Hillary Rodham, and will they show her being fired from the investigation?”
Hell no man. She’ll be pictured heroically as a social justice warrior fighting for truth and integrity in government!
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