20th Century Fox has released a trailer for The Post, which is the first movie that Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg have worked on together.
The movie tells the story of the “Pentagon Papers,” which were classified documents journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times worked together to uncover and publish in 1971. The impressive cast also features Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, and even a Mr. Show with Bob and David reunion with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.
You can read more about The Post and watch the trailer below.
The screenplay for the movie was written by Liz Hannah (Skin, Guidance) and Josh Singer, who co-wrote Best Picture winner Spotlight, The Fifth Estate, and episodes of The West Wing, Lie to Me, and Fringe. Singer also penned the screenplay for First Man, the Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash).
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.
The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including 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 is set to be released on December 22nd. If Ready Player One was still in its original release date, it would have meant two Spielberg flicks in back-to-back weeks. That movie, however, was moved to March of 2018 to steer completely clear of Star Wars: The Last Jedi completely. Which makes plenty of sense.