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Nov 8, 2017

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks headline Steven Spielberg's The Post. Here's the first trailer…

Since he wrapped filming on Ready Player One (and whilst it underwent the necessary post production work to realise the movie’s world), director Steven Spielberg has filmed, edited and locked down another film entirely, this winter’s awards contender, The Post.

The movie stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, with an ensemble cast that also features Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons and Bradley Whitford. And the first trailer and synopsis for the movie have been officially released.

Here, then, is the trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…

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.

The Post arrives in the US in December. We don’t get it until January in the UK…