Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the lead roles, The Post is a historical drama that tells the story of journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times, who published classified documents, Pentagon Papers, about the nearly two-decade long Vietnam War.
The film’s trailer is out and Meryl as Katharine Graham looks extremely convincing. Katherine was the first female publisher of a major American newspaper and having a female run organisation was quite daunting for men back in the day. She and Ben Bradlee (played by Tom Hanks) expose a massive cover up of three decades by the American government. The scandal shook the entire world and with their newspaper’s existence at stake, this was a major breakthrough for journalists at The Washington Post. Along with Meryl and Tom, the film also stars Sarah Paulson, Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk and Bradley Whitford in pivotal roles.
The 20-time nominated actor looks as perfect as ever in the trailer of the film that shines light on the inherent sexism that has existed in the workplace for women for a very long time. The film looks like a sure shot winner and promises to keep the drama alive and with Steven Spielberg at the helm, it would be safe to say that this film will deliver on its promise.
Steven Spielberg last directed the 2016 fantasy adventure film, The BFG. The Post, written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, releases on December 22 in select theaters and has a wide release on January 12, 2018.