The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

28 Sep 20204 stars

Aaron Sorkin delivers a thrilling ensemble drama based on real events

'There's no such thing as a political trial,' claims defence counsel William Kunstler (Mark Rylance) in a statement you just know is going to come back to haunt him. In the hands of celebrated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social…

Aaron Sorkin was 'scared' about directing The Trial of the Chicago 7

24 Sep 2020

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Aaron Sorkin was "scared" about directing 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' due to the calibre of the cast. The 59-year-old screenwriter is helming just his second film and admits he was daunted at the thought of working with major screen stars on the…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 to be released on Netflix

3 Jul 2020

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Aaron Sorkin's 'Trial of the Chicago 7' is to be released on Netflix. The streaming service has taken over the rights to the upcoming movie as part of a $56 million deal, after original distributors Paramount were forced to scrap previous plans for a…

Michael Keaton to star in The Trial of the Chicago 7

26 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Michael Keaton is set to star in 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. The 68-year-old actor has joined the cast of the historical drama, alongside a star-studded cast including William Hurt, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen…

Kelvin Harrison Jr. joins the cast of The Trial of the Chicago 7

15 Oct 2019

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. has joined the cast of 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. The 'It Comes at Night' star joins a stellar line-up of talent that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance and Yahya…

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join Sorkin's movie

2 Feb 2019

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Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Alex Sharp have joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. It was reported in December that the movie – which is set to star Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Jonathan Majors – had been put…

Aaron Sorkin's Chicago 7 film 'put on hold'

13 Dec 2018

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Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' has been put on hold. The 57-year-old director was due to write and helm the movie, which has Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Jonathan Majors attached, but the filmmaker is said to be concentrating on…

Eddie Redmayne eyed for role in The Trial of the Chicago 7

31 Oct 2018

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Eddie Redmayne is reportedly in talks to star in 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. The 36-year-old actor has apparently held discussions with director Aaron Sorkin about a starring role in the film, which is based on the 1969 trial of seven defendants who…

Aaron Sorkin to direct Sacha Baron Cohen in political drama

29 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Aaron Sorkin will direct Sacha Baron Cohen in 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. The 'West Wing' creator penned the original script for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and while the 'Ready Player One' filmmaker initially considered directing the…

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