The Trial of the Chicago 7: Netflix’s latest political venture

The whole world’s watching! Like a war cry, this message assumes the rhythm to which The Trial of the Chicago 7 trailer sways. Netflix has released the trailer for one of the most awaited films of the year, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

The project has been underway for more than a decade and will finally be coming to our screens on October 16, on Netflix. With the Presidential general elections scheduled for November 3, the timing couldn’t be more opportune.

The official poster of the film:

Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 charts the events leading to one of the most notorious riots in American history. Based on a true story, the film follows the aftermath of peaceful protests against the Vietnam war, that turned into full blasted riots outside the Democratic Convention of 1968 held in Chicago, Illinois.

As a result, eight political activists, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Jerry Rubin, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale-were charged with conspiracy to incite the riots using interstate commerce. However, Seale was eventually severed from the case, leading to the trial of the remaining “Chicago 7”.

The upcoming political drama features an ensemble cast led by Sacha Baron Cohen, including Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch with Jeremy Strong, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Catch the premiere on October 16. In the meanwhile, check out the trailer for The Trial of the Chicago 7 below:

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