The Post is inspired by true events and centres around a cover-up which spanned four US Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), for The Washington Post, and a hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is the fifth time he has worked with Hanks,following 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, 2002’s Catch Me If You Can, 2004’s The Terminal and 2015’s Bridge of Spies.
From the moment I first saw the trailer for The Post, I figured this was Spielberg aiming for Oscar glory again and, yes indeed, it’s due for release just ahead of Oscar season on January 19th, 2018.
Writers: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Also stars: Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jesse Plemons, Bradley Whitford, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Zach Woods, Matthew Rhys.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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