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The Trial of The Chicago Seven

Based on Oscar-winner Sorkin’s screenplay, The Social Network and West Wing scribe will also direct the film which is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The story is set in 1968 and 1969, but speaks to the divisiveness of our times and how young people can take on power and change the world. Sold to Netflix for $50m.

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Directed by
Aaron Sorkin
Written By
Aaron Sorkin
Produced by
Marc Platt, Matt Jackson, Amblin Partners, Tyler Thompson, Stuart Besser
Starring
Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Mark Rylance, Michael Keaton, Jeremy Strong, Alex Sharp, Frank Langella, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,