Netflix continues its trend of teaming up with some of the most talented filmmakers in Hollywood. In the past year, the streaming giant has worked with Spike Lee, Charlie Kaufman, the Russo Brothers and now Aaron Sorkin.
They released the first trailer for the upcoming film ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ a drama that follows the peaceful demonstration at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, ‘which denounced American involvement in the Vietnam War, after it was met with force by members of the Chicago Police Department and National Guard. The demonstration soon evolved into a riot.”
The drama (which will have comedic moments) stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeremy Strong.
It’s set to hit Netflix on October 16, right before the election in November, which is significant, as Variety points out:
Given its similarities to today’s politically polarized environment and protests. The comparisons to the late ’60s run deep, with President Donald Trump even adopting Nixon’s past “law and order” rhetoric for his reelection campaign.
Check out the trailer below…