Chris Pine To Play Top Lawyer In Watergate Scandal Movie

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August 20, 2019 | 3:55am EST

Chris Pine is stacking up the real-life historical figures after signing on to portray the lawyer who helped end Richard Nixon’s term as U.S. President.
The Star Trek star, who recently announced he’d be playing revered newsman Walter Kronkite in John F. Kennedy assassination drama Newsflash, will portray legal eagle John Dean in a new movie about the Watergate scandal.
Dean served as the White House counsel from July, 1970 to April, 1973, and offered up testimony that implicated Nixon in the historic cover-up.
Dean will executive produce the project.