Michael Keaton and William Hurt have joined the cast of ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7‘, which will be after’Molly’s Game‘the second film as director of an Aaron Sorkin who, how could it be otherwise, also signs his script.
Inspired by real events, its argument revolves around the very bitter riots that occurred around the Democratic National Convention of 1968; more specifically, around the irruption of several protesters in said Convention to protest against the Vietnam War. A group of people baptized as “the Chicago Seven” who were later arrested, tried and held responsible for the citizen riot that plunged the city of Chicago into authentic chaos.
The film will feature a powerful cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Kelvin Harrison Jr., JC MacKenzie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella and Mark Rylance. According to Variety Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (‘Aquaman’) will also be part of its cast, although neither Deadline nor The Hollywood Reporter mention him.
This scar-scented production will be backed by Amblin Partners, Marc Platt Productions, Cross Creek Pictures, ShivHans Pictures and Jackson Pictures, with Sorkin serving as producer alongside Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Tyler Thompson and Matt Jackson.
The film, already in shooting with an estimated budget of just 35 million dollars, will reach a couple of North American cinemas on September 25, 2020 and later, a week later, expand to the rest of the country. Regarding the United States, the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures, while in Spain and South America it will be distributed by Diamond Films.
UPDAIT: Actors Thomas Middleditch (‘Silicon Valley’) y Max Adler (‘Glee’) also point to the film, according to Collider in this case.