Aaron Sorkin is back, and looking better than ever. During the first Sunday night game of this season’s NFL season, Netflix released the Official Teaser Trailer for their $50M purchase, The Trial of the Chicago 7.
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 film stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch and Alex Sharp.
Netflix has also been busy. Besides Chicago 7, they own a good chunk of the top contenders for this awards season:
Da 5 Bloods – Directed by Spike Lee
Hillbilly Elegy – Directed by Ron Howard
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Directed by Charlie Kaufman
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Directed by George C. Wolfe
Mank – Directed by David Fincher
The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be released on Netflix October 16th, 2020.
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