The first trailer for The Post is here and you can just prep the Oscars already
Yup that’s right. The long anticipated trailer for the Steven Spielberg biopic The Post is published and I cannot handle how much I want to watch the entire movie.
Unfortunately, I (and the rest of the world) will have to wait for that until the end of next month fort that, but Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are collaborating for the first time together in The Post. Hans is a frequent collaborator of the legendary director, but Streep was in a small cameo role in A.I. more than a decade ago.
Streep plays Kay Graham, the legendary published who is directly responsible for publishing the Pentagon Papers in The Washington Post, while Hanks plays Ben Bradlee, the editor in chief of the newspaper.
Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlberg, Zach Woods, and Bradley Whitford are also in the cast, and the biopic opens on December 22nd.
Official synopsis for The Post:
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.
The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.
Check out the first trailer.