'Seabiscuit' Team Reuniting on 'Crusaders'
Tobey Maguire, Gary Ross and Danny Strong reteaming for legal drama
According to Variety, Ross is attached to direct "The Crusaders," with Maguire as star. Both men would executive produce the project, which is set up through Universal.
The studio has hired actor-turned-scribe Danny Strong ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to write the project less than a week after earning his first Emmy nomination for the script to HBO's "Recount."
This would actually be the third collaboration for Ross and Maguire, who also worked together on "Pleasantville." Strong also had small parts in both "Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit."
"The Crusaders" is based on Jack Greenberg's memoir "Crusaders in the Courts." The film would focus on Greenberg's work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, specifically with Thurgood Marshall on the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.
Maguire has circled a number of projects in recent months, but the "Spider-Man" star has been ultra-picky in recent years, appearing only in "Seabiscuit" and "The Good German" outside of his webslinging franchise since 2002. He has a cameo in "Tropic Thunder" and the drama "Brothers" set for release later this year.