Thu. Sep 24th, 2020

First look: Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Yahya Mateen II and more in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

Netflix sets October 16 release date

Today Netflix provided the first look at The Trial of the Chicago 7 from Academy Award winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).

In a surprise move earlier this month, the film moved over from Paramount Pictures to Netflix as the former then soon picked up Lee Daniels’ The United States vs Billie Holiday.

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 all-star cast includes: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Academy Award nominee Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Academy Award winner 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 Trial of the Chicago 7 is produced by Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Matt Jackson and Tyler Thompson and executive produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes, Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, James Rodenhouse, Nia Vazirani.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be released globally on Netflix October 16, 2021. See your first look below (click photo to enlarge).

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