Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Adds Jeremy Strong to Cast, Replacing Seth Rogen

Sep 5, 2019

Paramount’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ now has Jeremy Strong onboard to play Jerry Rubin, an American social activist, anti-war leader, and counterculture icon who was instrumental in organizing the protest during the convention. He replaces Seth Rogen (‘Long Shot,’ ‘The Lion King’), who was cast back in February.

Strong will be reuniting with filmmaker Aaron Sorkin on this film, as he was in his directorial debut ‘Molly’s Game.’ He is currently in the HBO series ‘Succession,’ which is in the middle of airing its second season. Next, he will appear in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen,’ releasing January 24, 2020.

Moreover, the rest of the cast and their roles:

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (‘Alice Through the Looking Glass,’ ‘Who is America?’) as Abbie Hoffman
  • Frank Langella (‘The Americans,’ ‘Kidding’) as  Julius Hoffman
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (‘Snowden,’ ‘Comrade Detective’) as Richard Schultz
  • Jonathan Majors (‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’) as Bobby Seale
  • Eddie Redmayne (‘The Danish Girl,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’) as Tom Hayden
  • Mark Rylance (‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Dunkirk’) as William Kunstler
  • Alex Sharp (‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties,’ ‘The Hustle’) as Rennie Davis

Meanwhile, Sorkin not only wrote the screenplay, but he will also direct the movie. He is most famous for writing NBC’s ‘The West Wing,’ David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network,’ and Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs.’

Sorkin’s previous statement about this passion project:

“I’m thrilled to be making a movie about one of one of the craziest, funniest, most intense, most tragic and most triumphant trials in American history. C-7 may take place in the late ’60’s, but there’s no better time to tell this story than today.”

Further, filming will now begin this October, in Chicago and Toronto, Canada.

However, there is currently no release date yet.

Source: Variety

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