In this Donald Trump era when the First Amendment and the freedom of the press are constantly making headlines, the timing for this film based on true events couldn’t be more perfect. Steven Spielberg fast-tracked this historical drama about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest. He enlisted the powerhouse duo of Meryl Strep and Tom Hanks to star in his Oscar-baity project.
The Post is 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. Specifically, publishing the leaked documents of the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War.
The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. Joining Meryl and Tom is 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 arrives on December 22. Check out the first trailer below.
The Post Movie Trailer
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