The Trial of the Chicago 7 Trailer Revealed by Netflix
Sep 15 2020
Aaron Sorkin to start with writing the script for The Trial of the Chicago 7 in 2007 (so we're talking about previous social media and Moneyball), and the original plan was for Steven Spielberg Unfortunately, the film's improvement coincided with the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, which brought about Spielberg's impeachment. 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.
Is There Any Trailer Of The Trail Of The Chicago 7?
This may be a well-told and powerful story that deserves to be watched on that basis alone, but it is also filled with huge talent with Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, Danny Flaherty, and Noah Robbins starring as the seven on trial. Nonetheless, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release was postponed earlier than the movie was snapped up by Netflix in a deal reportedly value $50m.
The film could be exactly the grenade the country needs to ignite debate ahead of the election, but hardboiled dramas are no longer the golden ticket for awards season success that they used to be.
Watchmen actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also stars as Black Panther activist Bobby Seale.
The demonstrations happened over 5 days throughout the Democratic Nationwide Conference in Chicago and concerned over 15,000 individuals.
The US Nationwide Fee on the Causes and Prevention of Violence would later declare the incident as a "police riot".
The trailer gives an insight into Sorkin's urgent drama from the courtroom tension to the steps of the courthouse as demonstrators chant "The whole world is watching". Given the current atmosphere in USA with the Black Lives Matter protests and police brutality in handling the same, it looks like this film will be making some commentary that remains relevant for the current situation as well.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be released on Netflix.