See Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and More in First Look at Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’
We already know that the cast for Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama The Post is absolutely nuts, but we haven’t seen them all in action until now. Yesterday, the film released a still of the whole crew together in the Washington Post’s newsroom, gathered around Carrie Coon and her impressive beehive to look at what she has on her computer screen.
You can tell Tom Hanks is the most important character because he’s the only person in this who is wearing a color. In the movie, Hanks plays Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who joins forces with first female newspaper publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) to expose the government’s massive cover-up of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War that wasn’t reported on by the media. The Post ended up publishing the Pentagon Papers, a massive leak of documents detailing bombings in Southeast Asian countries during the war that were kept secret from the public.
The Post stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, and Pat Healy — many of whom are in this photo. I personally love how everyone’s hair and pants are the exact same color.
The Post opens in theaters December 22 in a limited release before it goes wide January 12, 2018.