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Paramount Pictures declares The Trial of Chicago 7 release

Here’s a good news for the fans as the Paramount Pictures is all set to release “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on 16 October 2020. It is to be noticed that Netflix has purchased the viewing rights for the American legal drama film.

As per the reports, the production team had previously planned to release The Trial of the Chicago 7 in theatres, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix will launch the film on 16 October 2020.

 Netflix also made an announcement on its twitter handle regarding this. Here’s the post;

 This story is directed by Oscar Award Winner Aaron Sorkin. 

The film is set in 1968 that follows four protests during the Democratic National Convention.

Basis of the story 

This movie is based on the Chicago Seven story, a group of seven protectors charged by the federal government with conspiracy, including riot and other charges related to anti-Vietnam war and Protest that took place in Chicago, Illinois, on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.  


Before announcing the film Sorkin wrote the screenplay in 2007, Steven Spielberg directed the movie with mostly unfamiliar actors. Later in the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike and funds concerns forced Spielberg to drop out as a director, and Sorkin announced as director in October 2018, and much of the cast joined that same month. In July 2020, Sorkin confirmed that Spielberg, who remained with the film as a producer, had previously offered him a role in the film’s production in 2006. Filming took place in 2019 in Chicago and around New Jersey.

About the film and cast

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an American drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film consists of following stars, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Frank Langella, Willian Hurt, and Michael Keaton.

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