First trailer for Spielberg's latest

  • First trailer for Spielberg's latest

First trailer for Spielberg's latest

The Post tells the story of the Pentagon Papers, which were documents that proved the Johnson administration lied to both the American people and Congress about the full scope of US involvement in the Vietnam War.

The timing for the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Post couldn't come at a better time what with the recent Weinstein's attempt of a New York Times story about his alleged sexual assault allegation and the feud between the Los Angeles Times and Disney. But Steven Spielberg isn't your average director, and that's exactly what he did with The Post, his new film about the controversial publication of the Pentagon Papers back in the 1970s. The papers contained classified information which detailed the extent of America's involvement in the Vietnam war. President Richard Nixon responded to the leak by securing a court order that barred the newspaper from publishing after only a handful of stories were printed. "We will lose. The country will lose". You're going to need them.

'Can I ask you a hypothetical question? he asks her privately during the start of the trailer.

Tom's character Ben then tells her: 'Well I don't think you'll like the real one either'.

The trailer also winks at other elements of the film, like the sexism Graham faced as the paper's first female publisher. The rest of the cast is made up of some of the most respected names in TV - Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Bruce Greenwood and David Cross. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

It's getting a limited December 22 release, so it'll be fresh in voters' minds when January comes around.

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