Steven Spielberg returned to the director’s chair for “The Post,” a new bio-drama set to release this December starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. The studio released a first-look trailer at the film earlier today, ahead of the film’s December 22nd limited-release. The film will open nationwide on January 12th, against “Pitch Perfect 3” and possible “All the Money in the World”. It’s unclear if Sony will move back the release date of “All the Money in the World” because of the recent headlines with star Kevin Spacey.
Joining Hanks and Streep in the film are 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 bio-drama is 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. This is the first trailer released for the project so far, and fans of the director (or the actors) can check out the new video below.
If you need to set a reminder, you can check local listings on December 22, 2017 to see if the film is opening in your area. If not, the film should be opening in a theater near you on January 12, 2018.