Netflix has dropped the latest look at its Aaron Sorkin political drama The Trial Of The Chicago 7, which premieres October 16. The film is based on the true story of the historic clash between peaceful protestors and authorities during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is loaded with an all-star cast that includes 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.
The film is produced by Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Matt Jackson and Tyler Thompson. Executive Producers are Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes, Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, James Rodenhouse and Nia Vazirani.
Originally set to debut in theaters pre-Covid, Netflix picked up the film from Cross Creek. Paramount, which first had distribution rights to the movie, initially planned a limited debut on September 25, then an expansion on October 9 before going wide of October 16. The debut is one of many political films that are timed with the forthcoming U.S. presidential election in November.
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