Steven Spielberg. Meryl Streep. Tom Hanks.
Finally, we have our first look at Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which the famed director just finished editing and will screen for critics groups by the end of the month. The Post looks at the battle between journalists at The New York Times and The Washington Post versus the government in the publishing of the Pentagon Papers, which details the history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam (if you’ve never heard about the Pentagon Papers, it’s worth a read on Wikipedia).
Quite simply, this looks terrific. And at a time when freedom of the press is under the microscope with everything that’s happening in this country right now, this movie seemingly comes at the perfect time.
The three names headlined in the excerpt already should have you excited, but let’s not forget the rest of the outstanding cast, which includes Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlberg, Zach Woods, and Bradley Whitford.
With Spielberg at the helm guiding what is arguably the best ensemble cast in a film this year, The Post should be at the near-top of the Oscar race right now. Will it come out on top once awards season is in full force? Time will tell, but I want this film. Right. Now.
The Post will hit select theaters on December 22 and open nationwide on January 12.