Spielberg, Hanks, Streep Team On “The Post”

Deals are currently being negotiated for Steven Spielberg to direct and for Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to star in “The Post” for Pascal Pictures, Fox and Amblin Entertainment.

Based on a script by Liz Hannah, the story follows the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Streep) challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.

Pascal will produce with Spielberg, and Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies”). Spielberg, currently in post-production on “Ready Player One,” is expected to move forward on this before his “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara” starring Mark Rylance and Oscar Isaac.

Source: Deadline