We are SO THRILLED to share this first look at the upcoming film from Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Netflix released some images today, as well as confirming a fall release date for the picture.
Sorkin wrote and is directing this story, which follows the 1968 Democratic National Convention and subsequent peaceful protest-turned violent police clash.
The film’s cast is impressive, including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella,John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Noah Robbins, Danny Flahery, Ben Skenkman, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, John Doman, J.C. MacKenzie, Damien Young, Wayne Duvall, and C.J. Wilson.
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
Netflix will release “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on October 16th, 2020.