Hey, we can walk into a movie theater and suspend belief for two hours of a CGI orgy just as well as the next guy.

But c’mon….

Chris Pine (who did NOT make us forget William Shatner’s Captain Kirk) as Walter Cronkite?

We’re told by Deadline that Pine will tackle the role of the esteemed CBS newsman and former “most trusted man in America” in the upcoming film “Newsflash.”


The movie chronicles November 22, 1963, the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas.

Could have been worse, we suppose.

Originally Seth Rogen was the choice for Cronkite.

How about Benedict Cumberbatch at Eric Sevareid?

Channing Tatum as Chet Huntley?

And who will play Don Hewitt, who was Cronkite’s producer at the time?

At one time, it was said to be Mark Ruffalo. But no more.

And a young local Dallas tv reporter who distinguished himself in the stories he did for the national network will undoubtedly be included in the movie.

Who plays Dan Rather?

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