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First trailer for Steven Spielberg's new drama The Post unveiled, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star
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First trailer for Steven Spielberg's new drama The Post unveiled, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star

The first trailer for The Post, the new drama from Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, has been unveiled. Click below to watch it:

The film is set in June 1971 and retells the saga of the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.

We follow The Washington Post’s Katherine Graham, who was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee, the paper’s volatile, driven editor, who was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling paper.

Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

Starring alongside Hanks and Streep are Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.

Spielberg directs, working from a script from Spotlight writer Josh Singer. 

The Post will be released into UK cinemas on January 19th next year. 

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