Sunday, February 14, 2021

TODAY Show interview on the timeliness of the courtroom drama

Stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
chat with Al Roker about the timeliness of ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’.

"Most actors love Aaron Sorkin's writing because he writes very intelligent characters
who speak incredibly quickly, and basically substantially brighter than you are..."

"One of the great pleasures of this film for me was being surrounded
by this extraordinary band. It felt like this sort of wonderful clashing
of different types of music. You had a bit of jazz, you had a bit of
punk, and classical, all of these things combining."

“The writing is so muscular and full, that actually we’re just so sad
not to get to say those words again, so maybe they’ll be. I heard, that
originally Aaron thought about doing it as a musical, so maybe...”

Update: Extended interview video below


Interesting interview by Tyler Coates for The Hollywood Reporter

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