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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Slay Drama

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Slay Drama
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By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:09 PM

Seth Rogan is hanging up his comedy creds to take on the role of Walter Cronkite in a dramatic movie set in the beloved CBS anchor's newsroom the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

The star of such laugh-fests as "Sausage Party," "Knocked Up" and "Neighbors" will reportedly star in "Newsflash," chronicling Cronkite's sober, sometimes emotional coverage of the tragic events of Nov. 22, 1963.

Dubbed "the most trusted man in America," Cronkite interrupted the soap opera "As the World Turns" to announce, "From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. 2 o'clock Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago."

As he revealed the astonishing news, Cronkite briefly removed his black-rimmed eyeglasses and appeared to be holding back years. He then told viewers that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson had been sworn in as commander in chief.

Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. reports that "Newsflash" will also feature other real life TV news characters including newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey, with Mark Ruffalo and Bryan Cranston being eyed for the latter two roles.

Cronkite, who signed off his nightly newscasts with the tag, "And that's the way it is," retired in 1981 and died in 2009.

"Newsflash" is being produced Greg Silverman through his company Stampede Ventures. David Gordon Green (Vice Principals," "Pineapple Express") will direct a script written by Ben Jacoby ("Borderline").

IMDB reports the film has a scheduled release date of Nov. 22, 2018, which will be the 55th anniversary of JFK's assassination in Dallas, Texas.

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Seth Rogan is hanging up his comedy creds to take on the role of Walter Cronkite in a dramatic movie set in the beloved CBS anchor's newsroom the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
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