Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” has finally unfolded itself, as 20th Century Fox dropped a full trailer for the Pentagon Papers drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Tuesday night.
Not only an eerily timely telling of conspiracy, misdirection and a struggle to speak truth to power, “The Post” has been a huge question mark over this year’s awards race.
Streep stars as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, the first woman to publish a major American newspaper. Hanks plays editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), and the pair race to uncover a web of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
This is the first time Streep and Hanks have appeared together in a film with director Spielberg, who is also a producer with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Kriege. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.
The ensemble 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” opens in select theaters Dec. 22 and nationwide January 12, 2018.
Watch the full trailer above.