It has beeen unveiled the first trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
Written by Liz Hannah, the script follows the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers. Written and leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop the Post from publishing them, and Assistant US Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favour of the paper.
Take a look at the first trailer below:
The screenplay for The Post comes from Josh Singer, who received the Academy Award for Spotlight, and music will be written by Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams. The Post also stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie. It arrives on cinemas January 2018.