Now that’s what you call a stellar cast!
The Trial of the Chicago 7 has added some big names to its cast and according to sources, it looks like more A-listers may be coming.
Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming feature has tapped some major names as its stars including Seth Rogen, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Majors, and Alex Sharp.
According to Deadline, Redmayne will play Tom Hayden, Baron Cohen is Abbie Hoffman, Rogen will be Jerry Rubin, Gordon-Levitt has been set to play Richard Schultz, Jonathan Majors stars as Bobby Seale, and Alex Sharp will be Rennie Davis.
The film is based on the 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with multiple offenses including conspiracy and inciting to riot. Sorkin will direct from a screenplay penned by himself. According to a press release, despite being set in the late ‘60s, the film “speaks directly to the divisiveness of our times and how young people can take on power and change the world.”
The Trial of the Chicago 7 marks Sorkin’s second directorial effort following Molly’s Game.