Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” Gets First Trailer

    Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

    Aaron Sorkin award contender The Trial of the Chicago 7 has released its first trailer for the Netflix film which is set to premiere on October 16.

    Based on the trial of seven people following the peaceful protests that turned violent at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the film follows the infamous four and a half month trial of the organizers of the protest—Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, and Bobby Seale.

    In the trailer, we see the courtroom tension and what occurred on the steps of the courthouse with demonstrates chanting “The whole world is watching.”

    Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Abbie Hoffman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale, Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, and Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin.

    Also starring in the film are Kelvin Harrison Jr, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton, and John Carroll Lynch.

    Watch the trailer below.