The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an American legal drama film of 2020 that is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows the Chicago Seven. And who are the Chicago Seven? Well, the Chicago Seven is a class of anti-Vietnam War protesters that are being charged with deception.
As well as going over the state lines with the aim of creating riots at the Democratic National Convention of 1968 in Chicago.
The film attributes a number of casts. Keep reading to see the number of casts that were featured in the Trial of the Chicago 7.
This film was formerly written in 2007 by Aaron Sorkin. With the intention of Steven Spielberg directing the film with mainly unrecognized actors.
But due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was only available in select theaters on the 25th of September. However, it will soon be available digitally on Netflix on the 16th of October, 2020.
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Producer: Stuart M. Besser, Marc Platt, Tyler Thompson, and Matt Jackson.
Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Flaherty, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne. John Carroll Lynch, Mark Rylance, Noah Robbins, Jeremy Strong, and Alex Sharp
Music: Daniel Pemberton
Cinematographer: Phedon Papamichael
Editor: Alan Baumgarten
Production companies: Paramount Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Rocket Science, DreamWorks Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures. Amblin Partners, Alibaba Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, and MadRiver Pictures
Running Time: 2 hours 9 minutes which is approximately 129 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English Language
Budget: $35 million
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Cast
The cast in the Trial of the Chicago 7 include:
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz
- Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman
- Frank Langella as Judge Julius Hoffman
- Michael Keaton as Ramsey Clark
- Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden
- John Carroll Lynch as David Dellinger
- Alex Sharp as Rennie Davis
- Mark Rylance as William Kunstler
- Noah Robbins as Lee Weiner
- Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin
- Ben Shenkman as Leonard Weinglass
- Daniel Flaherty as John Froines
- Caitlin FitzGerald as Daphne O’Connor
- Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Fred Hampton
- John Doman as John N. Mitchell
- Alice Kremelberg as Bernardine
- J. C. MacKenzie as Tom Foran
- C. J. Wilson
- Wayne Duvall as Paul DeLuca
- Damian Young
The Trial of the Chicago 7 release date
The Trial of the Chicago 7 was initially scheduled to start a limited theatrical release on the 25th of September 2020. By Paramount Pictures before released generally to the public on the 16th of October, 2020. But due to the outbreak of the corona-virus that resulted in total lock-down everywhere.
It was made known on the 20th of June, 2020 that Netflix was negotiating to gain rights to the film.
On the 1st of July, 2020, the company closed down a deal worth $56 million to spread the film. On the 25th of September (ironically the real release date of Paramount), the film was released in select theaters.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Netflix
The movie will now be accessible digitally on the 16th of October 2020 on Netflix.
Though Netflix does not release the box office results of its film publicly. Deadline Hollywood made a report that the film averaged only close to 10 people per show. At the 100 theater, it was showing during its opening weekend.
Trial of the Chicago 7 Trailer
Below is the official trailer of trial of the Chicago 7.