Nov 092017
 

What happens when Hollywood legends Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg come under one roof? An explosion of awesomeness! Seriously, this deadly combination has all the possibilities to win an Oscar. The trailer that was released recently only goes on to prove why we and every other person who has seen a glimpse of this period film might be right in considering it Oscar-worthy.

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer© 20th Century Fox

We are talking about the upcoming movie ‘The Post’, which surprisingly marks the first ever collaboration of Hanks, Streep and Spielberg. Why did Hollywood not think of pairing the three legends earlier? Well, their 2015 release ‘Everything Is Copy’ cannot really be considered their first movie as it was a documentary on the life of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron.

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer© 20th Century Fox

Set in the backdrop of 1970s America, ‘The Post’ follows the journey of Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), the country’s first female newspaper publisher of The Washington Post, who joins forces with the Editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), to unravel some of the deepest and darkest secrets and lies of the government.

Can the two journalists overcome their differences to expose a massive cover-up that might hold the key to the buried secrets of the government, which spanned three decades and four US Presidents? This ethical dilemma of choosing to save their skins or putting everything (their life, careers, freedom) at stake for what is right, weaves the rest of the plot.     

The press and the government have always been at loggerheads for reasons everyone knows but never talks about. They are like a bickering couple, who can never come to terms with each other and will always have something or the other to blame. It’s a clear “can’t live with them or without them” situation.

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer© 20th Century Fox

Honestly, there could not have been a better time for Spielberg to come up with a movie like this. After Donald Trump’s win in the 2017 Presidential Elections, the government’s rift with the press and the media’s frustration has only worsened and become more evident. Earlier, this year Streep even called out President Trump during her speech at the Golden Globes. So, it will be interesting to see how Spielberg weaves his magic around this sensitive issue and turns it into a movie that both the press and government might look forward to.

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer© 20th Century Fox

‘The Post’ also stars Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Paulson, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods. The mere mention of names like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and the fact that they will touch base with one of the most controversial issues in the history of America, has catapulted our excitement into space. We cannot be more eager to watch this promising masterpiece that is slated to release on December 22, 2017.

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