The Trial of the Chicago 7 trailer: Aaron Sorkin’s starry courtroom drama looks unmissable

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The trailer elaborates upon the teaser that was released earlier by Netflix and describes the world created by Aaron Sorkin in more detail. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. But the Chicago Seven were more than just hippies as you will see in the movie. Every protest, violent or non-violent, against the war was dealt with an iron hand by the state. The Vietnam War had taken its toll on America, both economically and emotionally. Written by Kshitij Rawat
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September 24, 2020 12:58:23 pm

The Trial of the Chicago 7 will begin streaming on Netflix from October 16. Those were times of upheaval and counterculture, a movement against the established cultural mores, was a new thing back then. The war was disastrous on every level, and yet the US government was sending more and more troops. The film follows Chicago Seven’s trial after they were charged with inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Sorkin is known for his brilliant dialogue that is simultaneously witty and also feels genuine in the sense that people will actually say such things in real-life in some particular situations. (Photo: Netflix)
The first full trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 is here. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alex Sharp, Thomas Middleditch, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton and Mark Rylance. The much-awaited film is Sorkin’s second directorial after 2017’s Molly’s Game. The teaser has a line spoken by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character that is sure to become iconic: “Give me a moment, would you, friend? I’ve never been on trial for my thoughts before.”
Also, the oodles of acting talent at Aaron Sorkin’s disposal only makes this movie downright unmissable. It is about the titular Chicago Seven, a group of men who protested against the US involvement in the Vietnam War. And this being a courtroom drama, there is going to be lots of trademark Sorkin dialogue because of which the anticipation for this movie is so high. The Trial of the Chicago 7 will begin streaming on Netflix from October 16. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


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