‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer: Tom Hanks Negotiates a Soviet Trade
A new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller Bridge of Spies has arrived online, featuring some new footage not previously seen in the first trailer — that footage includes the training of a U-2 pilot who was shot down during his espionage mission, as well as more dramatic sequences involving Tom Hanks and his endeavor to negotiate a highly classified, potentially dangerous trade with Soviet Russia.
Based on a true story, Hanks stars as James Donovan, a lawyer who is sent on a mission to exchange a Soviet spy for a captured U.S. pilot. Spielberg directed the film based on a script by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen, which should make for fascinating results. The trailers we’ve seen so far have been riveting, and Spielberg’s direction (re-teaming with acclaimed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski) looks as riveting as ever.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, BRIDGE OF SPIES tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Bridge of Spies also stars Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Austin Stowell, Mark Rylance, Eve Hewson and Jesse Plemons, and hits theaters on October 16.