October has to be one of the biggest months for Netflix Originals this year. Making its appearance for the streaming giant is The Trial of the Chicago 7. The upcoming legal-drama has the potential to not only become the biggest original of this year, but we like to set our hopes for it to become one of the best the platform has ever created. Here’s everything you need to know about the film including its plot, cast, and your sought-out release date.
To kick things off, let’s first introduce what The Trial of the Chicago 7 is really all about. The film is an upcoming legal-drama Netflix Original based on the case of what was known to be the “Chicago Seven” in real life. The historical drama was directed by Aaron Sorkin, and with that being said, this film might just be one of the greatest to come out of Netflix.
Honestly, this should’ve come out a little sooner than what was announced. It had its fair share of delays starting 2007 when Sorkin just started working on the screenplay. At first, Sorkin even wanted Steven Spielberg to direct the film. However, after the strike following the 2007 Writers Guild of America, Spielberg had to back out immediately.
Spielberg did decide to stay, just taking on the role of one of the producers while Sorkin came out guns blazing as the rightful director of the film.
To everyone’s delight, we finally have confirmation of when The Trial of the Chicago 7 is coming to the platform––and it’s on the 16th of October, 2020.
As for availability, don’t worry, the legal-drama will be streaming globally upon its release.
After careful consideration from Paramount Pictures, they’ve decided that instead of distributing the film to various theatres all around the world, the rights were just sold to Netflix as a result of the pandemic.
The plot will be following the real-life story of the Chicago Seven––a group of defendants who were charged for their involvement during the anti-Vietnam War and other protests that happened during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.