This week, Entertainment One have finally unveiled the first trailer for upcoming Steven Spielberg-helmed film The Post, including an all-star cast such as Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. You can check out the teaser below:

Set in June of 1971, the film recalls the decision made by The New York Times, The Washington Post and major newspapers across America to take a stand for freedom of speech, reporting on the infamous Pentagon Papers and the cover-up of government secrets that took place over 40 years and involved four US Presidents.

Streep takes on the role of Katherine Graham; the first female newspaper published in the United States who worked at The Washington Post alongside Ben Bradlee (Hanks); a volatile and driven editor who was trying to bring new life to the struggling local paper.

Teaming up to support The New York Times and tackle the Nixon Administration’s attempts to restrict the First Amendment, they became some of the biggest names in the business, and this is a film that hopes to show exactly how that all came about.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep lead the film
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep lead the film

Josh Singer writes the screenplay for the film, with Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams providing the score after choosing to work on The Post rather than Spielberg’s other project for the big screen; an adaptation of the book Ready Player One.

Other big names aboard the cast include Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie, with the roster of major talent beginning production on the movie in New York on May 30, 2017.

Though the film looks set to celebrate just how well The Post and The NY Times did in exposing the Pentagon Papers, a number of real-life figures from the latter have recently objected to how the film portrays the entire situation. They claim it doesn’t empathise properly with how the story was broken, and say The NY Times played a bigger role than is shown on the big screen.

Despite that, we imagine Spielberg’s flick will make some big waves for all the right reasons when it makes its way to the big screen. We can’t wait to check this one out.

Steven Spielberg serves as director and producer on the movie
Steven Spielberg serves as director and producer on the movie

The Post comes to cinemas across the UK on January 19, 2018.

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