The master of clever dialogue and champion of progressive romanticism Aaron Sorkin is coming out with a movie on the Chicago Seven. Such a gaggle of characters! For Sorkin writing his brand of ultra-rich conversation will be like shooting fish in a barrel.
But I am waiting to see how Sorkin deals with the fact that the only black–the Black Panther Bobby Seale–was part of what was originally called the Chicago Eight, until he was severed from the group to be tried separately. How can Sorkin build his gabfest around seven white guys? That would be the most white guys behind one camera since Saving Private Ryan. Can’t have that.
So what will his solutiion be, folks?
Me, I am guessing he will find some way to jury-rig things to bring the Panther front and center, even if it means mangling the history.
Maybe it will be like Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas. Billy J. isn’t a Dakota, silly. He’s Billy J.!
“Bobby Seale and the Chicago Seven”.