The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an upcoming Original legal-drama based on the real-life case of the ‘Chicago Seven’ on Netflix. Aaron Sorkin is directing the drama, the historical-drama has the potential of being the best Originals of the year and a potential Oscar contender.
The feature has a history of delays dating back to 2007, originally director, Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, with the had the intention of Steven Spielberg directing the film, but thanks to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, Speilberg dropped out.
A number of Originals are releasing in the month of October in Netflix. The most talked-about feature is The Trial of the Chicago 7. Here is everything you need to know about the all-new drama.
Release Date of the Legal Drama
On Friday, October 16th, 2020, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is coming to Netflix. The legal-drama will be available to stream on Netflix globally after release.
Paramount Pictures had originally planned for the film to be distributed to theatres. The rights were instead sold to Netflix.
The Plot of the Feature, the Cast Members along with their Roles
The legal drama is based on the real-life story of the Chicago Seven. A group of defendants was charged by the federal government for involving in the anti-Vietnam War. Additionally, alternative culture protests that took place at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
The following cast members and their roles in The Trial of the Chicago:
- Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden
- Alex Sharp as Rennie Davis
- Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman
- Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin
- John Carroll Lynch as David Dellinger
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale
- Mark Rylance as William Kunstler
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz
- Ben Shenkman as Leonard Weinglass
- J.C. MacKenzie as Thomas Foran
- Frank Langella as Julius Hoffman
Places Where the Drama was Filmed
It took a quite long time for the feature to be produced. Finally, the filming of The Trial of the Chicago 7, at last, started filming on September 30th, 2019.
The locations used for filming took place at multiple locations in the USA and Canada, including; Toronto, Ontario, Patterson, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois.