Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7 to be out October 16 on Netflix
Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, the film is set in 1968 and follows a group of protest organisers during the Democratic National Convention
Netflix has scheduled the worldwide release date of Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming film, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, for October 16. The announcement was made on Netflix's official Twitter handle along with first look photos.
Will never get over the big hair energy in these first look photos from THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7.— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 22, 2020
The latest from writer/director Aaron Sorkin, detailing the the trial that followed the protests at the '68 Democratic National Convention, is on Netflix globally 16 October. pic.twitter.com/sZtKKAU9Pb
Written and directed by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin, the film, set in 1968, follows a group of protest organisers during the Democratic National Convention. The initially peaceful protest eventually turned violent and the organisers were charged with conspiracy and a historical trial followed.
The political drama, which was initially set for theatrical release, was sold to Netflix by Paramount due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The distribution rights were earlier held by Paramount. The star-studded cast includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella,John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, and Mark Rylance, among others.