Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ for October on Netflix


Streaming large Netflix has set an Oct. 16 launch date for Aaron Sorkin’s star-studded political drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — three weeks earlier than the nationwide election.

Netflix closed the deal on July 1 with Cross Creek Photos for the drama, which recaps the trial that adopted what had been supposed to be peaceable protests that turned violent at the 1968 Democratic Nationwide Conference in Chicago. The organizers of the protest, together with Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale, had been charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.

Netlix additionally launched first-look images on Wednesday on Twitter, noting the “huge hair vitality” on a number of of the stars. Mark Sturdy’s Jerry Rubin character seems to be smoking marijuana in a classroom in a single shot.

Hoffman is portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen with Eddie Redmayne as Hayden, Sturdy as Rubin and Yahya Abdul-Mateen as Seale. Michael Keaton portrays Ramsey Clark, John Carroll Lynch portrays defendant David Dellinger, Alex Sharp performs defendant Rennie Davis and Frank Langella performs presiding decide Julius Hoffman. Mark Rylance portrays legal professional William Kuntsler.

Producers are Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Matt Jackson and Tyler Thompson. Government producers are Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes, Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, James Rodenhouse, Shivani Rawat, and Nia Vazirani.

Sorkin received an Academy Award for tailored screenplay for his “The Social Community” script and was nominated for his “Moneyball” and “Molly’s Recreation” screenplays. He additionally made his directorial debut on “Molly’s Recreation,” starring Jessica Chastain.


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