DreamWorks acquires Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit'

05:00 AM, Oct 30, 2013

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows director Steven Spielberg, left, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin at The World Premiere of DreamWorks Pictures "Lincoln" in Los Angeles. DreamWorks Studios announced Wednesday that it has acquired the film rights to Goodwinís upcoming ìThe Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.î Spielberg, a principal partner of DreamWorks, last year released his acclaimed adaption of Goodwinís ìTeam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.î (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: NYET320 Eric Charbonneau Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP/


NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg and Doris Kearns Goodwin are reteaming after their Oscar-winning collaboration on Lincoln.

DreamWorks Studios announced Wednesday that it has acquired the film rights to Goodwin’s upcoming The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism. Spielberg, a principal partner of DreamWorks, last year released his acclaimed adaption of Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

Spielberg said that Goodwin has “once again given us the best seats in the house where we can watch two dynamic American personalities in a battle for power and friendship.”

The 900-page book chronicles the friendship and then political rivalry of the two Republican leaders, both American presidents of the Progressive Era.