Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks is again expected to collaborate with noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The movie studio has secured the cinematic rights to her upcoming work, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
Goodwin and Dreamworks previously worked together on Lincoln, which was based on her Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. The Spielberg-directed motion picture made $275 million worldwide and won two Oscars, including one for Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of the president. No director has been selected. The chances Spielberg could do it himself are slim, since he’s busy producing Jurassic World, and has several other projects in the works.
The Bully Pulpit is expected to hit literary shelves on November 5th, and is being published by Simon & Schuster. The book examines the close relationship between Roosevelt and Vice President William H. Taft, who would go on to succeed him in the White House. TR and Taft were friends, but their relationship crumbled when Teddy decided to run against Taft in 1912, which helped Woodrow Wilson become president.
Goodwin, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in History for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, is also the author of the bestsellers, Wait Till Next Year; Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was adapted into an award-winning five-part television miniseries.
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