In a first of its kind pairing, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will be acting together in Steven Spielberg's "The Post." The movie is based on Pentagon papers leak during the invasion of Vietnam.
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the two Oscar-winners have never starred together in a movie in their long careers but things are set to change with "The Post." According to Entertainment Weekly, the stalwarts would be sharing screen space for the first time in Steven Spielberg-directed movie, which is based on the sensational Pentagon papers leak during the Vietnam War.
Notably, editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham of "Washington Post" had played a key role in exposing the U.S. Department of Defense in 1971. They had challenged the government over their right to publish leaked documents. "The Post" revolves around this very story and will see Meryl Streep as Kay and Tom Hanks as Ben. It will be financed by Fox and Amblin Entertainment while Amy Pascal along with Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce the movie.
Well, this news comes at a time when Donald Trump is ruling America and the freedom of the press is said to be in danger. Both Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have been vocal in their support for the latter even at the cost of being attacked. Streep was called an overrated actress by Trump when she came in support of a disabled reporter, Entertainment Tonight claimed.
She responded with a scathing speech at the Human Rights Campaign in New York. Tom Hanks also voiced his concern for the press when he gifted the White House Press Corps an espresso machine last week. He also put in a note requesting the journalists to keep up their good fight and uphold the American Way.
It is worth mentioning here that Tom Hanks has collaborated with Steve Spielberg four times while Meryl Streep got only one chance to work with the acclaimed director. She voiced the character of Blue Fairy in his sci-fi movie "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence." So, it would be interesting to watch the two prominent actors come together for "The Post."