The Trial of the Chicago 7 is nothing if not a showcase for great performances. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin has his flaws – some of which are on display here – but one thing he does very well is creating the kind of punchy, snappy, rat-a-tat dialogue that good actors love to sink their teeth into. Some of that dialogue may not always sound natural – indeed, it often borders on speechifying. But Sorkin’s way with words, and a good actor’s talent for delivering those words, usually makes all the difference.
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If the new The Trial of the Chicago 7 is any indicator, the movie will undoubtedly be a key player in the upcoming awards season. The timely and relevant story focuses on the peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash with police and the court case that followed when seven protesters were charged by the federal government with conspiracy. What followed was a case full of biased politics, unabashed corruption, and absolute prejudice. Sound familiar? Read More »
Aaron Sorkin‘s next movie as both a writer and director is The Trial of the Chicago 7. The true story follows the infamous 1969 trial of seven men charged by the federal government with conspiracy following the counter-cultural anti-Vietnam protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. What started as peaceful protests turned to a violent clash with police and the National Guard. It’s a story that feels more relevant than ever in our current political and social climate, and the first look photos that have just surfaced showcase the all-star cast bringing this pivotal moment in history to life. Read More »
Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 was meant to be released in theaters this fall by Paramount Pictures. The studio had slated the movie for a limited release on September 25 followed by a wide release on October 16. However, Netflix is now negotiating to acquire the global rights to the movie from Cross Creek Pictures, which would give the streaming service another awards contender.
UPDATE: Deadline reports Netflix has officially picked up global distribution rights for the movie with a $56 million deal. Our original story from June 22, 2020 follows below. Read More »
Following J.K. Rowling‘s anti-transgender tweets, and her 3,600-word manifesto in which the Harry Potter author dug her heels in even further, the stars of the Wizarding World films are coming out in support of the transgender community to condemn Rowling’s comments.
Emma Watson and Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne follow in the steps of Daniel Radcliffe, who penned a beautifully worded essay for the LGBTQ organization The Trevor Project earlier this week, by publicly speaking out in support of transgender rights and criticizing Rowling’s recent statements, which many have criticized as hawking dangerous rhetoric that distorts ideas of gender identity.
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Daniel Radcliffe will always be thankful for his time spent leading the Harry Potter franchise, but the actor is undoubtedly happy to have moved on from the wizarding world. The multi-billion dollar franchise has afforded him a lot of freedom to take on whatever roles he wants, whether it’s a peculiar indie like Swiss Army Man or a wild action thriller Guns Akimbo. But in these uncertain times, Daniel Radcliffe realizes everyone needs a little inspiration, which is why he’s taken the time to get involved with the Harry Potter at Home initiative with a new reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Read More »
Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne have got the cure for true-crime fatigue, and it is the upcoming serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. Chastain and Redmayne are attached to star in Tobias Lindholm‘s (The Hunt) English-language directorial debut The Good Nurse, based on the true story of Charlie Cullen, a nurse regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Netflix is nearing a deal to buy the rights of the thriller in one of the biggest sales deals to come out of the European Film Market.
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Nearly a year ago, pre-production on Aaron Sorkin’s long-gestating true story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 was suddenly shut down in order to allow the acclaimed writer some time to work on his Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. But a few months later, the movie was getting back together with a stacked cast assembling. Now the movie has added Michael Keaton, and Paramount Pictures has set The Trial of the Chicago 7 release date right at the start of awards season. Find out more below. Read More »
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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in The Aeronauts, which follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they confront the elements and risk their lives in order to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone has done before. But this isn’t just to set a record, it’s to determine whether or not the weather can be predicted. That might not sound very riveting, but the latest The Aeronauts trailer shows some rather suspenseful sequences. Read More »
The Aeronauts, inspired by a true story, focuses on young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they set out to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone in history, all with the hope of determining whether or not they can predict the weather. A new The Aeronauts trailer has just arrived from across the pond, showing more footage from the high-altitude adventure drama. Read More »