Netflix has released the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar favorite, 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,” Netflix writes.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mark Rylance star in the film. Sorkin will write the script and direct the film. Marc E. Platt, Tyler Thompson, Matt Jackson and Stuart M. Besser will produce the film.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 will hit Netflix and select theaters on October 16, 2020. Check out the trailer above.