Talk about an Oscar-winning dream team.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the true story picture The Post, which has its first trailer ready for you to watch below.
The film tells of The Washington Post’s race to expose the Pentagon Papers, documents that proved the U.S. government lied to the public about the actual scope of the Vietnam War and the level of the country’s involvement.
As Trump continues his war against the media (whilst giving Fox News a pass, of course), a picture showcasing the importance of a no-holds-barred, truth-sharing press couldn’t be coming at a better time. Real world correlations aside, The Post has all the makings of a solid Spielberg picture, and the cast – which also includes Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlberg, and Alison Brie – certainly adds to the hype.
The screenplay comes from Oscar winner Josh Singer, who co-wrote the Best Picture-winning true-story journalist drama Spotlight, and Liz Hannah.
The Post will open in the US on December 22 and arrives in Australia on January 11.
Official synopsis for The Post:
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in THE POST, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.