First Look: Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep In Steven Spielberg's 'The Post'

Well, the last Oscar contender is out of the bag. With Paul Thomas Anderson giving us a generous look at “Phantom Thread” in the film’s first trailer, we now have our first taste of Steven Spielberg‘s star-studded “The Post.”

Fotogramas has the first official image of the movie, which brings together an insanely stacked cast —  Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlberg, Zach Woods, and Bradley Whitford — to tell the story about the release of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s, which helped turn around public opinion on the Vietnam War. And yes, there will be some very relevant connections to today’s political climate.

“[The film] is absolutely Steven’s statement about the importance of vigorous and free press in America. Because we have a President that keeps attacking the press,” “Spielberg” director Susan Lacy told Metro.

“…it’s the reason he is making [the film], I mean it is a true story and a historic story, but the reason he chose to make it now is because he feels like it is a message that needs to be out there. I don’t want to speak for him, but I think that’s why he is clearly making this film now,” she added.

Sounds like potent stuff, and here’s hoping it’s not too long until the trailer. “The Post” opens on December 22nd.

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