Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have signed up to join the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s historical drama ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’.
The story focuses on the infamous 1969 trial of a group of counterculture protesters charged with conspiracy and inciting a riot following the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
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Rogen and Gordon-Levitt will join a cast of Eddie Redmayne who plays play, anti-war activist, Tom Hayden, Sascha Baron Cohen as Youth International Party co-founder Abbie Hoffman, Jonathan Majors as Bobby Seale, Alex Sharp as activist, Rennie Davis. Rogan will play the role of fellow founding YIP member, Jerry Rubin while Gordon-Levitt will play prosecuting attorney, Richard Schultz. It’s also reported that Michael Keaton is wanted for the role of William Kunstler.
Sorkin has penned the script and will take the director chair, so expect a serving of meaty and clever dialogue. Marc Platt and Matt Jackson will produce.
Rogen has been spending a lot of time featuring in TV series such as ‘Friends From College’, ‘Drunk History’ and ‘Future Man’. His upcoming movie projects include voicing Puumba in the upcoming remake of ‘The Lion King’, David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’ as Walter Cronkite and ‘Long Shot’ with Charlize Theron and Alexander Skarsgard.
Gordon-Levitt was last seen in ‘Snowdon’ and lent his voice to ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ as Slowen Lo. His upcoming projects include the comedy musical ‘Wingmen with Channing Tatum, which he also directs, and the currently untitled Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman sci-fi thriller.