Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 has added some big names to its cast.
Sorkin’s upcoming feature is boasting a star-studded cast. Confirmed to star are Seth Rogen, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Majors, and Alex Sharp.
The film is based on the 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with multiple offenses. The screenplay will be penned by Sorkin, (The Social Network and West Wing scribe) who will also direct the film.
According to a press release, despite being set in the late ‘60s, the film “speaks directly to the divisiveness of our times and how young people can take on power and change the world.”
According to Deadline, Redmayne will play Tom Hayden, Baron Cohen is Abbie Hoffman, Rogen will be Jerry Rubin, Gordon-Levitt has been set to play Richard Schultz, Jonathan Majors stars as Bobby Seale, and Alex Sharp will be Rennie Davis.