Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have been confirmed to star in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming drama, The Post, which follows The Washington Post’s editor, Ben Bradlee (played by Hanks), and publisher, Kay Graham (Streep), as they examine and publish their study on America’s role in the Vietnam War.
Liz Hannah will provide a spec script for Spielberg to direct from, while Spielberg will also be joining Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger in producing. The feature will be co-financed under the wing of Fox and Spielberg’s own Amblin Entertainment.
Spielberg has previously worked with Streep on A.I., and with Hanks on Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and most recently, Bridge Of Spies. The three share nine collective Oscar wins between them and the fact that Streep and Hanks have never shared the big screen before is certain to amp up expectations.
Despite casting news, the actors are currently busy at work, with Streep filming the highly-anticipated Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, while negotiating a role for the television adaptation of JJ Abram‘s The Nix. Hanks, on the other hand, is working on the sci-fi drama, The Circle, where he will star opposite Emma Watson.