In the new trailer for Dreamworks’ “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks is described as “Standing Man” to emphasize the fact that he never gives up and stands up for what he believes in.
The biographical drama follows Brooklyn insurance lawyer James Donovan (Hanks), who risks his reputation and his family’s safety to ensure a fair trial for Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet spy arrested by the FBI in 1957.
After his capture, a U.S. spy with a “head full of classified information” is shot down over the Soviet Union. The Russians want their man back before he cracks, and Donovan is dispatched to East Berlin to negotiate the swap, putting himself at the center of a Cold War that threatens to turn hot.
“You remind me of a man when I was young,” Abel says to Donovan. “Our house was overrun by border guards and this man, my father’s friend, he was beaten. Every time they hit him, he stood back up again. They hit him harder, still he got back to his feet.”
“And I remind you of him?” Donovan asks.
“Standing Man.” Abel responds.
Directed by Spielberg, the movie is also produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Marc Platt.
“Bridge of Spies” is set to open on Oct. 16.