20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for The Post, the latest film from Steven Spielberg which stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Streep stars as Katharine Graham, America’s first ever female newspaper publisher, while Hanks plays editor Ben Bradlee. Together, the two fight to publish the Pentagon Papers, a famous set of documents that proved the government was hiding secrets regarding the Vietnam War. Sold already? Yeah, me too.
Before the footage was even released, this film is extremely high up on my personal anticipation list for the next two months. Individually, Spielberg, Streep and Hanks are dominant in their profession. Together, it could be a train that no one wants to get in front of. So it’s quite impossible to not get excited for the first ever collaboration between Spielberg and Streep.
But when you get into the thickness of the trailer, it’s fantastic. From the opening scene, it’s clear that both Streep and Hanks are possibly delivering career-best work in a story that’s completely fitting for the filmmaking of Steven Spielberg. And with some incredible names rounding out the supporting cast, The Post could end up being a major contender. Not to mention that there truly isn’t a better time slot for a film to display such values as freedom and the truth.
Check out the first trailer below and make sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Do you remember the actual story? How interested are you in the film? What did you think of the gripping first trailer? Spielberg’s The Post has a limited December 22nd release date, with a wide opening on January 12th.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.