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Timely first-trailer release of Spielberg-Streep-Hanks's 'The Post'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, November 9, 2017 | 05:09 pm

Steven Spielberg's The Post has just released its first trailer, showing that the new, "true story" drama has many things for fans to be excited about.

First, the movie features two of arguably the most popular actors in Hollywood, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. This is their first on-screen appearance together, and on a project helmed by no other than the multi-genre, master filmmaker Spielberg, who is working with Oscar darling Streep for the first time.

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Second, as The Hollywood Reporter highlighted, The Post could not come at a better time, "when journalism is under attack from accusations of 'fake news'". (Incidentally, the trailer also comes on the heels of  the release of the Paradise Papers over the weekend.)

The film tells the story of how the Pentagon Papers – top-secret documents on the United States' role in Vietnam between 1945 and 1967 – was published by The Washington Post's first female publisher, Kay Graham (Streep), and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks).

In addition to the dynamite duo, the film also features Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys and Zach Woods. 

The Post is slated for general release on Jan. 12. (kes)