After months of building anticipation for this star studded project, Steven Spielberg’s The Post has finally revealed itself in all its glory. 20th Century Fox today dropped the first trailer for the film which sees Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks lead as the journalists who published the leaked documents of the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War.
In a time plagued by scandals and document leaks, the film is surfacing at a very relevant time. The Pentagon Papers exposed a series of deceptions by the government and were a major source of public uproar.
In The Post, Streep stars as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, the first woman to publish a major American newspaper, while Hanks plays editor Ben Bradlee. The pair race to uncover a web of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
From the trailer, the film appears to be rather serious, not masking the event with light humour. It’s an eery telling of the scandal and adds even more competition to the upcoming Awards season. Could this be the 21st Oscar nomination for Streep?
Somehow this is the first proper collaboration between Streep and Hanks, and why it’s take so long is a mystery. That said, perhaps this film is a masterpiece and their careers have been leading up to this very moment. I doubt so, but I also refuse to believe the pair could make a bad movie. With Spielberg at the helm, my excitement only intensifies.
While the stars share their first meeting, Spielberg makes his 28th collaboration with famed composer John Williams. The script was penned by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Kriege produce.
Among the rest of the cast 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 Post opens in select theaters December 22, and nationwide January 12, 2018. Watch the trailer below: