The film tells the story of a group of journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published The Pentagon Papers in the 1970s, which had a huge effect on the national perception of the Vietnam War. Spielberg and co have kept this film under wraps for a very long time, with the first official pic only being released just last week.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the lead roles, The Post is a historical drama that tells the story of journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times, who published classified documents, Pentagon Papers, about the almost two-decade long Vietnam War. Towards the end of the trailer, The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Ms Graham came to the realisation: "If the government wins, The Washington Post will cease to exist". But Steven Spielberg isn't your average director, and that's exactly what he did with The Post, his new film about the controversial publication of the Pentagon Papers back in the 1970s.
"The Post" is the first feature film collaboration between Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg, whereas it is the fifth film in which Tom Hanks and Spielberg are joining hands, after Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and Bridge of Spies.
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Apart from directing, Spielberg is also the producer of this project. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.
The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.
The Post is scheduled to arrive in theatres on December 22 in the U.S. and is slated to release in other places on January 12, 2018.