IN 1968, a group of political activists were accused of conspiring to incite a riot at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Their story became a landmark moment in the history of the civil rights movement and now is being told in Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7.
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When is Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 released?
This hotly-anticipated true-life movie was first talked about in 2018.
Now we finally have a date for its release.
Netflix have revealed it will be available from October 16, 2020.
It will drop at 8am on that day.
What is Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 about?
The film follows the real life trial of the Chicago 7 –
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 organisers 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.
Who is in the cast of Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7?
The film brings with it an impressive cast of Hollywood stars.
This includes the following actors:
- Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden (on trial)
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz (prosecutor)
- Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin (on trial)
- Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman (on trial)
- John Carroll Lynch as David Dellinger (on trial)
- Alex Sharp as Rennie Davis (on trail)
- Danny Flaherty as John Froines (on trial)
- Noah Robbins as Lee Weiner (on trial)
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale (on trial)
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