When you gather together Hollywood royalty – Hanks, Streep, Spielberg – well, you have our attention. The Post, which is about The Pentagon Papers scandal, is very intense and just so damn good.
Streep plays the iconic, Katharine Graham, who was the first female publisher of an American newspaper, The Washington Post. Hanks plays editor, Ben Bradlee. The two risk their safety and careers to expose the government secrets that lasted over 30 years.
The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. The cast includes Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.
The Post is in theaters December 22nd.