Entertainment One has released a brand new featurette, images set and one sheet poster for Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming powerhouse drama, THE POST, out in cinemas across the UK on 19 January, 2018.
The film stars winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, alongside Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.
At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper.
Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
The screenplay for THE POST is co-written by newcomer Liz Hannah and Academy Award winner, Josh Singer (Spotlight), and will feature a score by Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams.
THE POST will be released in UK Cinemas on 19 January, 2018