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Coen Brothers Pen Spielberg Cold War Film

By Garth Franklin Tuesday May 20th 2014 11:09PM

Joel and Ethan Coen are on board to revise Matt Charman's script for the Steven Spielberg-directed Cold War project in development at Dreamworks.

Tom Hanks is set to play James Donovan, an American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 spy plane pilot shot down over Russia two years earlier.

Spielberg and Marc Platt will produce. Both this and an adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The BFG" are expected to be Spielberg's immediate next two projects.

Source: Variety

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