Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and the Coen Brothers. Three names (four people) that are the best at what they do, and the following movie is a lovechild from those very names. From the hands of Joel and Ethan Coen and the vision of Spielberg, Tom Hanks stars as an American lawyer during the Cold War who has to defend of Soviet spy to save a captured American pilot. Bridge of Spies now has its first trailer and just as expected, it’s pretty spectacular.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
This is just what I expected from a movie coming from the names I listed above. Spielberg is easily on the Mt. Rushmore of directors and one of my personal favorites, anything he directs is always on my radar. But then you add in someone like Tom Hanks and then the Coen Brothers doing the writing, it already feels like an award worthy film.
As for the trailer, if you know Spielberg and the Coen’s, it just feels like them. And after the two previous outings Spielberg and Hanks had (Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can), it just gives me THAT much more incentive to go. And for those who didn’t know about it until viewing the trailer, it does a really good job of giving enough of the story and the feeling of the tone to get you excited. I’m always down for a War drama, especially one set in such an era as the Cold War.
Here’s the official poster:
Bridge of Spies has a October 16th, 2015 release date. Directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.