Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on acclaimed projects that have spotlighted various facets of U.S. history (most recently with 2015’s Bridge of Spies), and now they’re back to spotlight the Washington Post’s battle to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. This film, which will probably make a wonderful bookend to the cinematic classic All The President’s Men, features Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as the newspaper’s publisher Katharine Graham.
The trailer spotlights the various pressures Graham and the newspaper faced, as holding the U.S. government accountable may have seriously crippled or ended the Washington Post. Movies like Spotlight, State of Play, and hopefully The Post focus on the continuing importance of solid journalism, and it’s a safe bet that this movie will be remembered come Oscar nominations time. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The Post, co-starring Bradley Whitford and Sarah Paulson, hits theaters December 22.