“Do you have the papers?” “We publish this we can all go to prison.” “I’m asking your advice, not your permission.” Inspired by true events ‘The Post’ follows The Washington Post’s battle with the White House over a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
“The Times says 30,000 pages about how the White House has been lying about the Vietnam war for 30 years have been leaked.” “The way they lied, those days have to be over.” Directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg the historical drama is about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
“Let’s do our jobs, find those pages.” “You’re talking about exposing years of government secrets.” The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
“To make this decision, to risk the company that has been her entire life, I think that’s brave.” ‘The Post’ marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project.
“If the government wins, The Washington Post will cease to exist.” “If we don’t hold them accountable who will?” “You can’t hold them accountable if you don’t have a newspaper.” The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including 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.
‘The Post’ hits select theaters starting December 22, 2017 and then expands wider January 12th, 2018.
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