spielberg tony kushner

Spielberg is teaming up once again with Tony Kushner who scribed both Lincoln and Munich, which of course Spielberg both directed.  The project is a religious drama about a Jew in the 19th century who was removed from his parents at the age of seven by authorities and raised as a Catholic.

It’s not said if Spielberg will direct but when these two have teamed up in the past, Spielberg has gone on to direct.

Variety write:

Though he’s still mulling what his next directing gig will be, Steven Spielberg has added another project to his development slate: religious drama “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” written by “Lincoln” and “Munich” scribe Tony Kushner. Spielberg plans to produce and may direct the drama, which would be a co-production between DreamWorks and the Weinstein Co.
The script is based on David Kertzer’s nonfiction book about the true-life story of an Italian Jew who became the center of an international controversy in 1858 when he was removed from his parents at the age of 7 by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order

Regarding Spielberg’s next directing gig, well rumour has it he is close to committing to Robopocalypse after a serious rewrite has brought the director back into interest.

If Spielberg is eyeing up the directors chair for “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” it would make sense as it’s in a very early stage and Robopocalypse would fit in quite nicely and be a contrast of genre and mood which generally happens with Spielberg projects.
Stay tuned