20th Century Fox has released a new “The Post” trailer, which follows the country's first female newspaper publisher of The Washington Post, Kay Graham (played by Meryl Streep) and its hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) as they fight to publish the Pentagon Papers, which proved the government has systematically lied about the scope of the Vietnam War.
Steven Spielberg's latest film has had a rather quiet promotional run, with the first look still released only recently. Both Streep and Hanks look to be delivering first rate work, the supporting cast sports some of the most talented performers in the industry, and as the first collaboration between Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg, it's a safe bet “The Post” is going to garner its fair share of acting contenders.
The film opens December 22 and also stars Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlberg, Zach Woods, and Bradley Whitford.
The official synopsis for the film terms it “a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, 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 US 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.