The Trial of Chicago 7 has been on the Oscar radars of several observers ever since this year began. Not only does it have a big-name cast but some feel that, in telling the story of the trial of a group of protesters, the film is well-positioned to take advantage of the current political zeitgeist.
Or something like that. To be honest, I just like using the word “zeitgeist.”
To be absolutely honest, the fact that Aaron Sorkin is involved in this just makes me cringe. This is exactly the type of project that will probably bring out his worst instincts as both a writer and a director. Will the film feature any prominent female characters and, if so, how much time will be devoted to them being put in their place by the witty men of Sorkin Land? I guess we’ll have to watch to find out.
Anyway, here’s the trailer. The film will be coming out on Netflix sometimes this year.