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Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks Star In First Trailer For Spielberg's THE POST

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First look at Spielberg's upcoming political drama.

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Steven Spielberg has been busy. Next year we get his mega budget adaptation of Ernest Cline's nostaligia fest novel Ready Player One, but before that we get The Post, his star-powered take on The Washington Post's role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in the early '70s.

Meryl Streep stars as Post publisher Katherine Graham in what will no doubt earn the star her annual Oscar nomination, with Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Spielberg's film also stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.

The Post is in UK/ROI cinemas January 19th 2018.

The official synopsis reads:

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. 

At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper.  

Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.