More actors join The Papers
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