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 have all joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s next film “The Papers” at Pascal Pictures, Fox and Amblin Entertainment.
Formerly known as “The Post” and based on a script by Liz Hannah, the story follows the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971- documents that revealed hard truths about the Vietnam War.
The film will follow how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) challenged the federal government over their right to publish them. Amy Pascal will produce with Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies”).
Spielberg has begun production on the film which is slated to open in limited release on December 22nd before going wide on January 12th 2018.