First Look: Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller ‘Bridge of Spies’

Steven Spielberg is on many peoples Mt. Rushmore of director’s, duh. So it’s safe to say that anytime he does direct a movie, all eyes are on it. His latest film, which just got titled Bridge of Spies, is set in the Cold War era and stars Tom Hanks with the writing coming from the hands of the Coen Brothers, I hope you’re interested by now. The first image showed Hanks and Spielberg on set, but now here’s a first look image of Hanks in character for Bridge of Spies.

While the synopsis for now goes like this:

An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.

And while that’s a good synopsis that peeks our interest, this description from Job Movie Network gives us much more, followed by the first look image:

Inspired by true events and set against a backdrop of a series of historical events, Bridge of Spies tells the story James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself sent on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot by the CIA.

Tom Hanks in 'Bridge of Spies'

The image doesn’t show a whole lot, but it does feature Hanks in his characters element, a court room. Spies is now under the seven month mark so expect to hear and see more on Spielberg’s latest project on the coming months, if not weeks.

If you aren’t already, you should definitely be excited for this one. How can you not be excited when a movie written by the Coen Brothers is being directed by Steven Spielberg which stars Tom Hanks? You might as well hand them the hardware now because this one has got masterpiece all over it. Plus, who doesn’t love a spy thriller, especially one set in an era like the Cold War? Get excited people!

Bridge of Spies will be released October 16th, 2015. Directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell, Billy Magnussen, and Eve Hewson.

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