By Matt Neglia
Netflix has released the first trailer for one of their biggest Oscar contenders of the year: Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong & Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Click below to see the trailer.
The plot synopsis: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
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“The Trial Of The Chicago 7” will be released for streaming on Netflix this October.
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