By Creative Media Times
20th Century Fox has released the first look at Steven Spielberg’s latest historical drama “The Post.” The film marks the first time Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are starring in a film together, so it goes without saying the film is getting Oscar buzz just from the names attached alone.
Based on a true story set in the years after Vietnam War, the story features Streep as The Washington Post’s publisher Katharine Graham and Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee as they grapple on whether to publish Pentagon Papers about the extent of the Vietnam War.
Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post co-stars Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bob Odenkirk, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Zach Woods, David Cross, and Jesse Plemons.
The film will open in select theaters on Dec. 22, 2017 followed by nationwide release on Jan. 12, 2018.
Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:
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.