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See the First Trailer of The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7
The Trial of the Chicago 7

The first official trailer of The Trail of the Chicago 7 is out now. 

The Trial of the Chicago 7
The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7, is an upcoming American film that is written and directed by; Aaron Sorkin. The film is a legal drama and follows the conspiracy trial of the Chicago Seven.

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Sorokin wrote the screenplay back in the year 2007. However he originally wanted Steven Spielberg to direct the film with a cast of brand new actors.

However, things didn’t work out in Sorokin’s favor. With the Writers Guild of America going on a strike in 2007 and the budget issues; Spielberg soon dropped out as the director.

In 2018, Sorokin took it upon himself to direct The Trial of the Chicago 7.

In December 2018, the production of the film was paused due to several financial concerns; until the concerns were resolved. Later, Paramount Pictures took over the distribution rights of the film.

The Chicago Seven, were a faction of anti-Vietnam War demonstrators; charged with treason in late 1969, at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois. They were charged for allegedly crossing state lines with the purpose of triggering countercultural riots by the federal Government.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 will feature an astounding cast comprising of Sacha Baron Cohen; Yahya Abdul Mateen II; Michael Keaton; Jeremy Strong; Daniel Flaherty; among many others. Much of the cast joined in post Sorokin’s decision of directing the film.

The shooting of the film started back in 2019 in Chicago and around New Jersey.

The film was supposed to be released by the Paramount Pictures in theaters all around the globe. However, owing to the ongoing situation of Covid-19 pandemic; the rights to the film have been sold to Netflix.

Netflix will now facilitate the release of the Trial of the Chicago 7, in a selective eight theaters on 25 September, 2020; and stream it online from 16 October, 2020.

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