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The Post trailer: New Steven Spielberg film unites Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in surefire Oscar contender

The journalist drama will be the first of two Spielberg films released in 2018

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 08 November 2017 11:30 GMT
The Post - trailer

The first trailer for new Steven Spielberg drama The Post has been released uniting an impressive cast in what looks to be a surefire awards contender in the forthcoming season.

Announced in March, the project - which is spearheaded by acting titans Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks - is based on a true story in which journalists working for The Washington Post in 1971 raced to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades, an effort that endangers their own freedom.

Streep plays journalist Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, while Hanks stars as her editor Ben Bradlee.

For his latest, directing maestro Spielberg has assembled an ensemble comprised of some of the best actors working in television today: Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rhys and Jesse Plemons to name a few.

Bruce Greenwood, David Cross, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods and Michael Stuhlbarg - unseen in the trailer - round out the impressive cast list.

Originally known as The Papers, the journalist drama was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. It will be the first of two Spielberg films released in 2018 with adaptation Ready Player One set to hit cinemas on 30 March.

The Post will be released in the UK on 19 January.

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