He was indicted last year by a grand jury on 6 counts of filing a false report.

Now facing charges involving the staging of a hate crime, he is set to go to trial next month.

According to a Cook County judge, jury selection is due to begin on November 29th.

Key witnesses in the trial will be the very brothers that Smollett originally accused of the crime, Ola and Abel Osundairo.

Even though the date has been set to start the trial, a hearing on a motion to dismiss is also scheduled for October 15th.