Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 Trailer


After making his directorial debut with the 2017 film Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin finds himself once again behind the camera and returning to a familiar genre: the courtroom drama. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is based on the true story of seven men who were put on trial by the U.S. federal government for their part in protests that took place during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The story has been the subject of several previous films including Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool and Brett Morgen’s Chicago 10, but this new version was originally a pet project of Steven Spielberg’s before Sorkin eventually took over directorial duties. The movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and William Hurt and it was set to be released by Paramount until the COVID-19 shutdown forced them to work out a deal with Netflix instead. The Trial of the Chicago 7 hits select theatres this month before arriving on Netflix on Oct. 16th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.