Michael Keaton and and William Hurt have been roped in the cast for the upcoming film ‘The Trial Of Chicago 7’ which will be directed by Aaron Sorkin’s. The film will also be starring Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Joseph Gordon-Levitt a star studded ensemble for a film based on true events.
The story is based on the trail of 7 people who were accused of causing riot in the city of Chicago and the official synopsis of the film reads out “Based on the story of the Chicago Seven, a group of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War and countercultural protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois, on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.”
According to recent reports it has been said Michael Keaton will be playing the role of Ramsey Clark who was the judge in 1969 and he oversaw the trial whereas William Hurt will be playing the role Attorney General at that time.
Speaking about the film Aaron Sorkin stated “a conspiracy and inciting to riot, a result of the counterculture protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation intended to undermine the US government.”
Aaron Sorkin has penned the script himself, uptil now the film hasn’t gone on the floors however it is expected for a late 2020 release or a 2021 release.