'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' Trailer: Baron Cohen,Eddie Redmayne Starrer 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' Official Trailer

Eddie Redmayne has called the events surrounding The Trial of the Chicago 7 “ripe for storytelling”.

Eddie Redmayne holding a sign posing for the camera © Julie Shea/Cover Images

The Oscar-winning actor plays activist Tom Hayden in the new Netflix movie, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, and says this real-life story was one that had to be told on the small screen.

“In 1968 a load of people descended on Chicago to protest the Vietnam War and Chicago had almost been made into a police state by Mayor Daley and this riot broke out,” Eddie explained during a virtual interview for U.S. TV show Live with Kelly and Ryan. “And then the next year, seven – well eight originally – but seven of the most important protagonists were put on trial by the government and it was the most thrilling, moving, hysterically funny but also deadly serious trial. It was ripe for storytelling.”

The Trial of the Chicago 7 boats a star-studded cast including Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella and Michael Keaton.

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