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THE POST, a Spielberg drama

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The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The Post has arrived. The 20th Century Fox drama about the Pentagon Papers starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks will be in select theaters at the end of the year.

Based on a true story, The Post follows 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 drama is sure to stir awards buzz as it’s the first collaboration between three power house names: Streep, Hanks, and Spielberg. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. In addition to directing, Spielberg also produces the film alongside Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The Post also stars an impressive roster of actors 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. (via Deadline)

“The way they lied, those days have to be over,” Hanks tells Streep in the trailer.

The two must decide whether to risk their careers, lives, and The Post's future in bringing those secrets to light.

“We could all go to prison,” Hanks says, later adding. “What will happen if we don’t publish? We will lose. The country will lose.”

The film will be in limited release on December 22 and will open wide January 12, 2018. Three months after its release, Spielberg will debut a big-screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s virtual reality novel Ready Player One, starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. The director is also planning to direct historical drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, starring Mark Rylance, and a fifth Indiana Jones film, set for release in 2020.

Check out the trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

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.

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