DreamWorks acquires Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit'
05:00 AM, Oct 30, 2013
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.