Trailer To Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Starring Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep


Trailer To Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Starring Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep
Posted by Wilson Morales

November 8, 2017

20th Century Fox has released the trailer and poster for Steven Spielberg’s The Post, a film about the Pentagon Papers controversy which will star two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Captain Phillips) and three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, Florence Foster Jenkins).

The film also stars Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.

The Post will follow the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers. Written and leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop The Post from publishing them, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the paper. The late Jason Robards won a 1974 Best Supporting Actor Oscar portraying a Watergate-era Bradlee in All the President’s Men.

This is the fifth collaboration between Spielberg and Hanks after Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and Bridge of Spies.

Written as a spec script by newcomer Liz Hannah with a rewrite by Oscar winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), The Post is produced by Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Homecoming) alongside Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger (Bridge of Spies). Rachel O’Connor is executive produce with Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White, and Adam Somner.

The Post will hit theaters in limited release on December 22, 2017, with a wide release on January 12, 2018.

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