Netflix has released the official teaser trailer and key artwork for the upcoming legal drama, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, out in select cinemas this October and launching on Netflix on 16 October 2020.
Written and directed by Academy and Emmy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin, the film features an ensemble cast 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 Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, 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.
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 is produced by Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Matt Jackson and Tyler Thompson.