‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Is Ripe for Oscar Attention, but Packed Ensemble Could Make for Tricky Acting Campaign

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Is Ripe for Oscar Attention, but Packed Ensemble Could Make for Tricky Acting Campaign
The Trial of the Chicago 7” from writer and director Aaron Sorkin, a project that has circled Hollywood for more than a decade, has landed in the awards race. The film screened virtually on Tuesday evening before a group of critics, journalists and bloggers.

Featuring a hardy ensemble with some of the industry’s most gifted actors — Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Carroll Lynch, Michael Keaton and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. — the historical drama has been at the top of minds of Oscar prospects for months. With an upcoming presidential election and an impending Scotus battle on the horizon, it could be one of the rare cases in which a film’s awards chances could tie closely to the mood of the country.

Distributed by Netflix, the film tells the story of the “Chicago 7,” a group of seven individuals
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