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The Trial of the Chicago 7 film

The trailer is out.

Thoughts?

Great cast, at least.

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by Anonymousreply 22Last Saturday at 8:46 AM

Sacha Baron Cohen is just wrong, physically, for Abby Hoffman. Yeah, he's dark, but he's also tall, slim, and rangy. Nothing like the stocky, compact, sprite-like Hoffman. I don't buy it.

by Anonymousreply 109/13/2020

Sacha Baron Cohen Abbie Hoffman

Eddie Redmayne Tom Hayden

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Richard Schultz

Mark Rylance William Kunstler

Jeremy Strong Jerry Rubin

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Bobby Seale

Alex Sharp Rennie Davis

Michael Keaton Ramsey Clark

Frank Langella Julius Hoffman

Kelvin Harrison Jr. Fred Hampton

John Carroll Lynch David Dellinger

William Hurt

by Anonymousreply 209/13/2020

I can’t stand Sacha Baron Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 309/13/2020

They're guilty!

by Anonymousreply 409/13/2020

Yay!

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by Anonymousreply 509/13/2020

R1, Aaron Sorkin said he wasn’t casting “a museum piece production,” he didn’t seek exact physical matches for the real life counterparts. He was more interested in casting actors who could convey the emotional essence of who they’d be portraying. Next to none of those who watch this will know Abbie Hoffman was way shorter than SBC, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 609/14/2020

Rave reactions from the virtual screening last night:

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by Anonymousreply 709/23/2020

A film about a quintessentially American event and quintessentially American characters - and Brits in three of the principal roles.

There aren't any American Jews who can play Abbie Hoffman - especially ones that don't come with the baggage of Borat or Brüno?

Why does Eddie Redmayne have to play Tom Hayden? (Will they get some English rose to play Jane Fonda?)

Admittedly, though, Rylance as Kunstler - who was like a character out of a Shakespearean comedy - might be pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 809/23/2020

Abbie Hoffman was 32 at the time depicted. Sacha Baron Cohen is 48. What's wrong with this picture?

by Anonymousreply 909/23/2020

I think Seth Rogen would have made a good Abbie Hoffman (who was essentially a clown). Of course, he's not American either.

by Anonymousreply 1009/23/2020

Well, it’s out today. Thoughts?

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 5:43 AM

I'd watch just to hear Sacha Baron Cohen attempt a Boston accent. R9, welcome to Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 5:48 AM

Sasha Baron Cohen was a terrible choice. The public is used to him playing dead pan sarcastic parody characters- how will it be to differentiate that from a dramatic performance?

by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 5:54 AM

[quote]Abbie Hoffman was 32 at the time depicted. Sacha Baron Cohen is 48. What's wrong with this picture?

He's an actor, he acted 32.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 5:55 AM

Hard pass. Cohen is unwatchable.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 6:04 AM

Love SBC. I’m watching it this evening.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 6:14 AM

R16, I shall join you.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 6:17 AM

Cohen was good in that Israeli spy thing.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 6:17 AM

R18 yes he was. I think as an actor he's more than Borat and Bruno. I guess that's why he's an actor.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 6:20 AM

Cody Saintgnue from Teen Wolf is an executive producer on the film.

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by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 6:20 AM

Self congratulatory Boomer jerk-off porn. Pass.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 6:42 AM

Why all the hate? "Bruno" got under your skin?

by Anonymousreply 22Last Saturday at 8:46 AM
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