We are so so delighted this film is FINALLY coming out, and are very pleased to share with you the first teaser trailer for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” from one of our absolute FAVORITE writers, Aaron Sorkin, who is also directing.
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.
What a timely damn film, too.
You can watch the official teaser trailer here, or scroll down further.
Sorkin directs from a script he wrote (YES!). “The Trial of the Chicago 7” stars 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 Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, John Doman, J.C. MacKenzie, Damien Young, Wayne Duvall, and C.J. Wilson.
It will hit Netflix on October 16th, 2020.