DreamWorks Studios has closed a preemptive deal to re-team on an American historical drama, acquiring film rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s soon-to-be-released book “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.”
Goodwin previously collaborated with the studio on “Lincoln,” directed by DreamWorks topper Steven Spielberg and based in part on Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.”
No director has been attached yet for “The Bully Pulpit,” which will be released Nov. 5 by Simon & Schuster. The book, seven years in the making, tells the story of longtime friends and political collaborators who became bitter opponents, culminating in the 1912 Presidential election in which Taft ran as the Republican incumbent and Roosevelt campaigned as head of the Bull Moose party but both were defeated by Democrat Woodrow Wilson.
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