More ac­tors join The Pa­pers

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - By JUSTIN KROLL

SARAH Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whit­ford, Car­rie Coon, Jesse Ple­mons, David Cross, Ali­son Brie, Bruce Green­wood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg and Zach Woods have joined the en­sem­ble of Steven Spielberg’s The Pa­pers, which al­ready stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

The film cen­tres on the Wash­ing­ton Post’s de­ci­sion to pub­lish the clas­si­fied Pen­tagon Pa­pers in 1971.

For­merly known as The Post, the movie is a co-pro­duc­tion be­tween Am­blin En­ter­tain­ment and Fox. The film has been fast-tracked with the hope of mak­ing this year’s awards sea­son race, with pro­duc­tion al­ready un­der­way.

The movie will see a limited re­lease in the United States on Dec 22 and go wide on Jan 12, 2018.

The Pen­tagon Pa­pers made head­lines prior to publi­ca­tion when the Post’s edi­tor Ben Bradlee and pub­lisher Kay Gra­ham chal­lenged the fed­eral govern­ment over their right to pub­lish them.

To­gether, the two formed an un­likely team, as they were forced to come to­gether and make the bold de­ci­sion to sup­port The New York Times and fight the Nixon ad­min­is­tra­tion’s un­prece­dented at­tempt to re­strict the first amend­ment.

Hanks would play Bradlee and Streep would play Gra­ham. Both ac­tors are com­ing off crit­i­cally-ac­claimed roles, with Streep re­ceiv­ing her 20th Os­car nom­i­na­tion for her per­for­mance in Florence Foster Jenk­ins ,and Hanks earn­ing high praise for Sully .– Reuters

Ac­tress Paulson, who re­cently wrapped pro­duc­tion on Ocean’s Eight, is join­ing Spielberg’s The Pa­pers. — Reuters

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