The Trial of the Chicago 7 Movie

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Who's Involved:

Steven Spielberg, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Marc Platt, Laurie MacDonald, Seth Rogen, Mark Rylance, Ben Stiller, William Hurt, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frank Langella, Aaron Sorkin, Walter Parkes, Alex Sharp, J.C. MacKenzie

Release Date:

Friday, October 16, 2020 (Netflix)

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 9 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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.


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Cast: Who stars in it?

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    ... Abbie Hoffman

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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    ... Tom Hayden

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3, The Last Days Of Night

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    ... Jerry Rubin

    The Lion King, The Disaster Artist

Crew: Who's making The Trial of the Chicago 7

A look at the The Trial of the Chicago 7 behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ben Stiller last directed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Tropic Thunder. The film's writer Aaron Sorkin last wrote Molly's Game and Steve Jobs.

Screenwriter

Aaron Sorkin

Producers

Laurie MacDonald
Walter Parkes
Marc Platt
Steven Spielberg

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Production: What we know about The Trial of the Chicago 7

Key Facts

  1. Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to The Trial of the Chicago 7 from Cross Creek Pictures for release in late 2020 (7/2/2020).
  2. Michael Keaton plays Ramsey Clark and William Hurt plays John Mitchell (10/26/19).
  3. Based on the documentary by Brett Morgan titled Chicago 10.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 23, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

On or about December 23, 2019, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 26, 2019, the film was in Production status.

Shooting in Chicago and New Jersey.

On or about October 26, 2019, the film was in Production status.

Shooting in Chicago and New Jersey.

On or about October 11, 2019, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Paramount Pictures on board for distribution.

On or about February 3, 2019, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Aiming for summer 2019 shoot.

On or about December 16, 2018, the film was in Development status.

Budgetary concerns has pulled the project from moving forward; sending back to development.

On or about November 15, 2018, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about November 14, 2008, the film was in Development status.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Release Date: When was it released?

The Trial of the Chicago 7 was released in 2020 on Friday, October 16, 2020 (Netflix release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including 2 Hearts, Clouds and The Devil Has a Name.


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