trial of the chicago 7 streaming

Netflix is about to stream The Trial of the Chicago 7 for free for 48 hours, starting on Friday (tomorrow). The free streaming is meant to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the verdict in the real trial, but let’s get real – it’s also meant to drum up awards season buzz for the title. The Aaron Sorkin-directed film is a dramatized telling of the true story of how seven men associated with protesting the 1968 Democratic National Convention were put on trial after the peaceful protests escalated into full-blown violence.

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On the December 30, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Last we heard, Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7 was on hold so Sorkin could devote more time to his To Kill a Mockingbird stage production. Now, the film appears to be back on, and adding even more cast members. Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne were previously announced, and now they’re joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Alex Sharp, and more.

The film is based on the true story of the 1969 trial in which seven defendants were charged with conspiracy and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. More on the Trial of the Chicago 7 cast below.

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Trial of the Chicago 7 movie

Trial of the Chicago 7, a movie that at one point was going to be directed by Steven Spielberg, and later Paul Greengrass, has found a new filmmaker. Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter who made his directorial debut with last year’s Molly’s Game, will now helm the Trial of the Chicago 7 movie, with Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to play activist Abbie Hoffman.

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