First Trailer: Aaron Sorkin’s “Trial of the Chicago 7”
The first trailer is out from Aaron Sorkin’s new film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” which Netflix will release on October 16th.
The project deals with the true story of the riots near the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention. Several counterculture activists spearheaded a massive protest in Grant Park against the Vietnam War. What started as a peaceful demonstration soon turned into a televised bloodbath with first the cops and then the National Guard getting involved.
A wild and infamous six-month trial followed in 1969 in which the organizers were accused by President Nixon’s Department of Justice of criminal conspiracy and crossing state lines to incite a riot. The unjustness of that spectacle helped radicalize millions of disaffected American kids.
Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and J.C. Mackenzie co-star in the feature.