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Watch Orlando Jones as Bobby Seale in New Trailer for 'Chicago 8' (+ New Poster and Stills)

Shadow and Act By Jasmin Tiggett | Shadow and Act August 22, 2012 at 10:53AM

Based on actual court transcripts from 1968, The Chicago 8 tells the story of the eight anti-war protesters charged with conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
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Chicago 8 Poster

Based on actual court transcripts from 1968, The Chicago 8 tells the story of the eight anti-war protesters charged with conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The film will be released on nationwide On-Demand September 4th, 2012.

Orlando Jones co-stars in the film as Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, and one of the original accused "Chicago 8." Gary Cole, Philip Baker Hall, Danny Masterson, Mayim Bialik, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Steven Culp also star.

Historically the trial has also been referred to as the "Chicago Seven," since Seale's trial was eventually severed from the others. Apparently after Seale was denied a postponement of his trial and denied the right to represent himself, he hurled such verbal insults at the judge that he was bound and gagged in court, and eventually sentenced to four years in prison for contempt. The other seven accused were eventually acquitted.

If the below trailer is any indication, you can expect some of these details to be covered in the movie. This trailer focuses specifically on the story of Bobby Seale.

Below that, you'll find the official poster and new stills from the film.

Chicago 8 full poster
'The Chicago 8'
'The Chicago 8'
Orlando Jones as Bobby Seale
Orlando Jones as Bobby Seale
Mayim Bialik as Nancy Kurshan
Mayim Bialik as Nancy Kurshan
Orlando Jones as Bobby Seale
Orlando Jones as Bobby Seale

For more on The Chicago 8, visit the film's website HERE.


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