Truth be told

“Do you know what my husband said about the news? He called it the first rough draft of history.”

Kay Graham

The Post

Release Date: December 22, 2017

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a compelling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents, and was dragged to light with the leak of the infamous Pentagon Papers. Graham and Bradlee must grapple with personal, ethical and business considerations as they risk their careers—and their very freedom—to bring long-buried truths to light.

The Post continues Steven Spielberg’s ongoing narrative documentation of American history. It also marks the first time Meryl Streep (in an Academy Award-nominated performance), Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have all collaborated on a project together. In addition to directing, Spielberg produced the film along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by first-time feature writer Liz Hannah and Josh Singer (First Man) and features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Michael Stuhlbarg (Lincoln), Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.

The film was nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards and named one of the Top Ten Films of the Year by the American Film Institute. It was also recognized by the National Board of Review as Best Film, with Best Actress and Actor laurels for Streep and Hanks respectively.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • MERYL STREEP,
  • TOM HANKS,
  • SARAH PAULSON,
  • BOB ODENKIRK,
  • TRACY LETTS,
  • BRADLEY WHITFORD,
  • BRUCE GREENWOOD,
  • MATTHEW RHYS,
  • ALISON BRIE,
  • CARRIE COON,
  • JESSIE PLEMONS
DIRECTOR
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
SCREENWRITERS
  • LIZ HANNAH,
  • JOSH SINGER
PRODUCERS
  • KRISTIE MACOSKO KRIEGER,
  • AMY PASCAL,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • LIZ HANNAH,
  • RACHEL O'CONNOR
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JANUSZ KAMINSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • RICK CARTER
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • ANN ROTH
EDITORS
  • MICHAEL KAHN,
  • SARAH BROSHAR
COMPOSER
  • JOHN WILLIAMS