Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer (and Stunning Poster) Arrived at the Perfect Time

Gina Carbone

FYI, this is the first trio team-up for Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks.

"The Post" just dropped its first trailer, with the film hitting select theaters in December in time for Oscars consideration, with a wide release in January. The film focuses on freedom/overreach of the press, government conspiracies and cover-ups, extreme political divides, and concerns about the first woman in charge. It's set decades ago -- and based on what really happened decades ago -- but still feels timely as we enter 2018.

Here's the full synopsis from 20th Century Fox:

"Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and 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. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including 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."

Watch the trailer:

Check out the poster:

(20th Century Fox)

"The Post" will be released in select theaters on December 22, then go wide on January 12, 2018.

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