The Post — Extended TV Spot: 'Uncover the Truth'

source:   thepostmovie.com

added: Tue, Nov 21st '17

The latest film from Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg has received an extended TV spot, offering a glimpse of Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in a seemingly gripping recount of The Washington Post's 1971 legal dispute against the U.S. government.

Written by Liz Hannah and Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight), "The Post" charts the events leading up to WaPo publisher Katharine Graham's decision to publish the infamous "Pentagon Papers," which were leaked classified documents that exposed the U.S. government's secret involvement in Vietnam.

Streep portrays Graham (who at the time was the first female publisher of a major American newspaper) while Hanks plays WaPo executive editor Ben Bradlee. The rest of the cast is quite strong, including Tracy Letts, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Alison Brie, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.

Already tipped as an awards contender, "The Post" will be arriving in select theaters December 22nd, before expanding nationwide on January 12th. In the meantime, check out the new 60-second promo, above.

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.

 

directed by   Steven Spielberg

starring   Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Alison Brie, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Zach Woods

release date   December 22, 2017 (select theaters), January 12, 2018 (wide)

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