The Trial of the Chicago Seven

Aaron Sorkin has directed the upcoming drama movie named “The Trial of Chicago 7”. Aaron is not only responsible for directing the movie, but he also happens to be the writer. The production team includes Steven Spielberg, Stuart M. Besser, Matt Jackson, Marc Platt, and Tyler Thompson. This political drama is centered on protestors for anti-Vietnam War. They were accused of planning to incite riots in 1968. Sorkin has finished writing the movie many years back, in 2007 to be precise. He had wanted Spielberg to direct the film, with mostly unknown actors in the cast. But due to certain events, Spielberg was forced to step down and so Sorkin took his place. This movie is mostly shot in Chicago and parts of New Jersey.

By now, cinephiles must be familiar with the effects of the pandemic on the film industry. Paramount Pictures was originally supposed to release the movie but that could not happen due to the pandemic. As a consequence, Netflix got the rights for “The Trial of the Chicago 7”.

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What is the movie about?

As briefly mentioned before, this movie is about the trials of eight men, who were accused of plotting to incite the riots. The said trial continued for four months or more than that even. That trial earned a spot in history for the antics by the defendants as well as the harsh punishments by the judge.

This event in history certainly makes an interesting backdrop for a movie, and the story of Chicago 7 will be dealt with remarkably under the guidance of critically acclaimed Sorkin. Fans can only hope the historical event of fifteen thousand protestors in the rally and the story of conspiracy can be brought to justice. The star-studded cast adds to its advantage.

When will it release?

The movie will be out on 16th October 2020.

Who will be in the cast?

  • Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman
  • Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz.