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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Secures Key Deals For Rocket Science At The EFM, Production Fast-Tracked

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EXCLUSIVE: Following a strong response from buyers, Aaron Sorkin’s starry drama The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is now being fast-tracked for an early summer start after pre-production was put on pause last December.
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Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

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Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Majors and Alex Sharp have joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” it was announced on Friday.

The project was put on hold back in December, but it’s now heading to the European Film Market, with the previously announced stars Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen still attached. Further, Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay, is still attached to direct. He previously said he was “evaluating his schedule and commitments” around the time his Broadway play of “To Kill a Mockingbird” was opening.

Based on Sorkin’s screenplay, the film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more after they were arrested during the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.  The story is set in 1968 and 1969, but it speaks directly to the divisiveness of our times and how young people can take on power and change the world.

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Redmayne is playing Tom Hayden, Baron Cohen is Abbie Hoffman, Rogen is Jerry Rubin, Gordon-Levitt is Richard Schultz, Majors is Bobby Seale and Sharp is Rennie Davis. Michael Keaton, who was in talks to play Attorney General Ramsey Clarke, dropped out back in December.

“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,” Sorkin said in a statement.

Marc Platt is producing along with Matt Jackson. Rocket Science will handle the international rights and introduce to foreign buyers in Berlin next week. CAA Media Finance will represent the US rights.

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Sorkin made his feature directorial debut in 2017 with “Molly’s Game,” which he also wrote.

Sorkin, Baron Cohen, Redmayne, Majors and Sharp are represented by CAA. Gordon-Levitt is represented by WME and Rogen by UTA.

Deadline was first to report.

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Borat Tried to Stop Jews From Voting in the Midterm Elections Using Bacon (Video)

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It’s not a good look to be duped by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character in 2018. On Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Borat made a few house calls campaigning for the interests of “Premier Trump.”

At his first stop, Borat needs to find someone who can vote. Unfortunately, the only person home is a grown woman who is a citizen of the United States and presumably not a felon.

Invited into the next home, Borat doesn’t understand what would be wrong with Donald Trump being a racist.

“What is the problem being a racist,” he asks the man of the house. “I am a racist — it is nice!”

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Anyone who has seen 2006’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” knows this isn’t going to get any better.

“Big problem,” Borat says to camera in front of a polling place. “Seventy-two percent of Jew vote for Democrat. I have a plan to stop them.”

It wasn’t a great plan.

“You shall not pass!” Borat yelled at one member of the Orthodox Jewish community, laying down strips of uncooked bacon in the man’s way.

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It was not successful. None of this was.

After a full day of tampering, Borat signed off by calling Kimmel a “liberal elitist, Hollywood-bubble globalist, Jew mouthpiece.”

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Eddie Redmayne in Early Talks to Star in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

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“Fantastic Beasts” star and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is in early talks to star in Amblin Entertainment’s drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Redmayne is in early talks to portray activist Tom Hayden in the political drama directed by Aaron Sorkin based on his own screenplay. Sacha Baron Cohen is also in talks to star.

“Chicago 7,” which is based on Brett Morgen’s documentary “Chicago 10,” follows the true story of anti-Vietnam protestors rioting against police at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the subsequent federal conspiracy trial that transfixed the nation in 1969.

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Hayden, who died in 2016, was an author and politician who authored the Port Huron Statement in 1962 and stood trial in the Chicago 7 case after playing a major role in the protests and demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention.

Steven Spielberg had previously eyed to direct the political drama, which has long been gestating at his Universal Studios-based production company. But with an A-list cast now being attracted and Sorkin coming aboard to direct last week, making his follow-up to 2017’s “Molly’s Game,” the project seems to be moving forward strongly.

Paul Greengrass was also attached to “Chicago 7” as far back as 2013, but he ultimately recused himself from the project over disagreements on the film’s budget.

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Redmayne will next be seen in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and recently wrapped filming as scientist James Glaisher in the biographic film at Amazon Studios, “The Aeronauts.”

Redmayne is repped by CAA, United Agents, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

Variety was first to report.

Sacha Baron Cohen in Talks to Star in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ Aaron Sorkin Set to Direct

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Aaron Sorkin is on board to direct and Sacha Baron Cohen is in early talks to star in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” at Amblin Entertainment, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Steven Spielberg had previously eyed to direct the political drama, which has long been gestating at his Universal Studios-based production company. But with Sorkin directing his own screenplay that he wrote over a decade ago, the project looks to be moving closer to a reality.

Marc Platt is producing.

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The film follows the true story about anti-Vietnam protestors rioting against police at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the subsequent federal conspiracy trial in 1969.

Paul Greengrass was attached to “Chicago 7” as far back as 2013, but he ultimately recused himself from the project over disagreements on the film’s budget.

Amblin has likewise sought out an A-list cast for the film, with Baron Cohen flirting with the project in the past to play activist Abbie Hoffman, though there’s no word on who Baron Cohen will be playing now. Ben Stiller and Will Smith have also been eyed for the film in the past.

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This is Sorkin’s follow-up to his directorial debut, 2017’s “Molly’s Game” starring Jessica Chastain, for which he also wrote the screenplay.

Baron Cohen’s return to television, “This Is America” on Showtime, recently wrapped its first season. He last starred in the film “Alice Through the Looking Glass” in 2016.

Both Sorkin and Baron Cohen are repped by CAA.

Variety was first to report this news.

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