Aaron Sorkin’s star-studded political drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 will stream on Netflix beginning October 16th. Three weeks before the national election.
The Cross Creek Pictures drama retells the true story of how the peaceful protest outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago unraveled into a fatal clash with police officers and the National Guard. And the trial that followed.
The organizers of the protest, including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale, were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.
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Hoffman is portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen with Eddie Redmayne as Hayden, Strong as Rubin and Yahya Abdul-Mateen as Seale. Michael Keaton portrays Ramsey Clark, John Carroll Lynch portrays defendant David Dellinger, Alex Sharp plays defendant Rennie Davis and Frank Langella plays presiding judge Julius Hoffman. Mark Rylance portrays attorney William Kuntsler.
Producers are Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Matt Jackson, and Tyler Thompson. Executive producers are Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes, Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, James Rodenhouse, Shivani Rawat, and Nia Vazirani.
Yesterday, the first images of the film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, were released, check them out below.