“The Post” could appear like a interval piece, because it dramatizes how the 1971 publication of the leaked Pentagon Papers uncovered authorities efforts to mislead the general public in regards to the Vietnam War. But the primary trailer for Steven Spielberg’s movie signifies that this can be a story as related as at present’s headlines.
“If we don’t hold them accountable, who will?” the Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) asks his writer, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), to which she replies, “We can’t hold them accountable if we don’t have a paper.”
(As the trailer signifies, The New York Times ran the primary experiences on the papers and printed a number of the paperwork, however was barred from following up by a court docket order. The Washington Post then stepped in.)
On a considerably much less critical be aware, if ever there have been an Academy Awards all-star workforce, it will be the solid and crew of “The Post.” Ms. Streep holds the Oscars report for probably the most performing nominations (20, with three wins), whereas Mr. Hanks has been nominated 5 occasions and received twice. Mr. Spielberg has earned 16 nominations as a director and a producer (successful 3 times), and the composer John Williams is the most-nominated particular person alive, with 50. All may add to their totals with “The Post.”
Many members of the movie’s teeming ensemble may be glimpsed within the teaser, together with Bruce Greenwood as Robert McNamara, who as secretary of protection in 1967 created the duty pressure that compiled the Pentagon Papers, and Bob Odenkirk as Ben Bagdikian, a journalist who urged the newspaper to publish the paperwork. “The Post” arrives in theaters on Dec. 22.
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