Merryl Streep and Tom Hanks co-star in the upcoming Stevel Spielberg’s movie, The Post, about the unlikely
partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks).
The thrilling drama sees Merryl Streep playing the first female publisher of a major American newspaper as she races up, together with Hanks’ character, Bradlee, to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets, including thousands of pages detailing how the White House has been lying about the Vietnam War for thirty years.
The trailer features the two facing difficult choices and risking their careers in this attempt of bringing long-burried secrets to light. “If we publish, we’ll be at the Supreme Court next week.” – Graham and Bradlee are told in one of the scenes. Aware they could all go to prison, they are still determined to take action, which makes an employee say “To make this decision, to risk her fortune and the company that’s been her entire life… Well, I think that’s brave”.
Another shot reveals the though moments Graham goes through as she is informed that, if the Government wins, the Washington Post will cease to exist. “And if we don’t hold them accountable, who will?” – Bradlee asks her, who is warned, on the other side, that “Nixon will muster the full power of presidency” and, if there is a way to destroy her, “by God, he’ll find it”.
The song used in the trailer is the 2012 single “Run Boy Run” by Yoann Lemoine, known by the stage name Woodkid, from his debut studio album, “The Golden Age”. This song was also used in various other trailers, including the trailer for Now You See Me, 42, for the BBC One series The Musketeers, in commercials, and is in the soundtrack of the films Divergent, The Maze Runner, the last episode of the series The Shannara Chronicles and more.
The Post is scheduled to be released in theaters this winter, on December 22.