Entertainment One has today released the very first trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated THE POST, released in cinemas across the UK on January 19, 2018, and featuring a powerhouse cast including Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
THE POST also stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.
At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local 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.
THE POST features a screenplay by Josh Singer (Academy Award-winner, SPOTLIGHT) and an original score from Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams.
THE POST will be released in UK Cinemas on January 19, 2018