In what could be a very huge career change. Ben Stiller is in talks to direct the drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 for Dreamworks.
The movie is about the 1968 riots of the Democratic convention and its aftermath. This will be Stiller’s first time to direct a drama. He has been a very successful director of comedies like Zoolander and Tropic Thunder. But he does have the eye for making movies of a different bent as he has also directed the Gen-X movie Reality Bites and the dark comedy The Cable Guy. He also starred in the drama Permanent Midnight.