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Amazon Developing ‘Mercury 13’ Mini Produced By Brad Whitford & Amy Pascal

Amazon has put into development Mercury 13, based on Martha Ackmann's book The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight, as an event miniseries, I have learned. The project hails from Bradley Whitford, Amy Pascal's Pascal Pictures and Tim and Trevor White's Star Thrower Entertainment. Written by Liz Hannah (The Post), who also will serve as showrunner and executive producer, Mercury 13 is set in 1961. Just as Nasa launched its…
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Get Out Is Competing as a Comedy at the Golden Globes

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Get Out Is Competing as a Comedy at the Golden Globes
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, that means awards season is starting to heat up, and today we have word that one of the year's surprise box office hits could be a big awards season contender as well. Universal's Get Out, from first-time director Jordan Peele, will compete in the comedy categories for the Golden Globes this year, which could certainly be to the movie's advantage moving forward. This move could place Get Out, which has already been called the most profitable movie of 2017, in a position to land nominations for its main star, Daniel Kaluuya, and possibly for writer-director Jordan Peele as well.

Awards season pundits have already pegged Get Out as a likely contender, but the movie competing in the comedy category could allow Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya to be nominated alongside likely contenders in the comedy/musical category like Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Continues to Dominate Social Media Buzz

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Continues to Dominate Social Media Buzz
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media last week with 110,000 new conversations thanks to interviews with cast members and filmmakers, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has pulled in more than 3.77 million new conversations five weeks before its Dec. 15 launch. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis.

Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” produced nearly 57,000 new conversations last week ahead of the Nov. 17 release of the superhero alliance movie, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Jeremy Irons. The story follows Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg forming a superhero team to save the planet.

Universal’s romance sequel “Fifty Shades Freed” generated 47,000 new conversations last week due to Nov
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Watch: Meryl Streep + Tom Hanks Lead Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Trailer

Steven Spielberg pulled out all the stops when assembling the cast for his upcoming feature, “The Post.” In addition to Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, leading the drama from 20th Century Fox, the ensembles includes Sarah Paulson, Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jessie Mueller, and Matthew Rhys. Watch the full-length trailer for “The Post,” in theaters Dec. 22, below. Looking for a gig? Check out Backstage's casting calls!
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‘The Post’ Trailer: Spielberg Tackles the Pentagon Papers

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for ‘The Post‘. The film, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, is centered around the the publishing of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post in 1971. The film follows Meryl Streep‘s Katharine Graham and Tom HanksBen Bradlee as they form an unlikely partnership, fighting to publish the Pentagon Papers – a series of documents that proved the government lied about the scope of the Vietnam war for decades. The film also stars Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlberg, Zach Woods, and Bradley Whitford.

The film is set to be released on December 22, 2017, just in time for the close of awards season. Although Spielberg is surely hard at work on Ready Player One, he managed to slip in the drama that quite honestly has a good chance of nabbing a decent amount of Academy nominations.
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"The Post" on Our Doorstep

Chris here. I was just mentioning the other day that we had yet to see any real goods on Steven Spielberg's The Post, and voila: we just got a new trailer and poster. And the promise of the film being a potential major Oscar player has just gotten a whole lot more intense.

If we thought this one aims to capture the zeitgeist, the first look makes good on that and then some. Gender equality, journalistic integrity, a lying government, etc. The Post seems to hammer all of these in a graceful way to make for what looks to be a richly entertaining drama. There has been steady buzz for this first look online (and not just from movie obsessed folk like us at The Film Experience) since dropping late last night, so we may also have a big box office hit on our hands.

So what Oscar questions might have been answered here?
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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Take on the White House in Riveting New Trailer for 'The Post'

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Take on the White House in Riveting New Trailer for 'The Post'
They've got five Oscars between them, and come January, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will be sharing the screen.

The beloved actors star in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film, The Post, which tells the true story of when, in 1971, the Washington Post's Kay Graham (Streep), the country's first female newspaper publisher, teamed up with editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) to expose a cover-up about the U.S.'s involvement in Vietnam that spanned over four presidents.

The first trailer for the movie, which hits select theaters on Dec. 22 and will go wide on Jan. 12, builds intensity by showing the risks Graham and Bradlee faced when they went up against the government.

More: Meryl Streep Reacts to President Donald Trump Calling Her 'Over-Rated' in Another Passionate Speech

"We could all go to prison,” Hanks says in the trailer. “What will happen if we don’t publish? We will lose. The country will lose."

In another riveting
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Trailer Watch: Meryl Streep Risks Everything to Expose Government Corruption in “The Post”

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A trailer has landed for Meryl Streep-starrer “The Post,” and while the drama is set in 1971, the subject matter remains terrifyingly timely. The highly anticipated pic follows the White House’s desperate bid to conceal the truth, and a female leader who’s constantly underestimated and undermined — all-too-familiar terrain in 2017.

Based on a true story, “The Post” depicts the “unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (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,” its official synopsis details. “The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and their very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.”

Working tirelessly to uncover highly classified documents that will rock the nation, Graham also has to deal with sexist doubts about her ability to lead. “People are concerned about having a woman in charge of the paper — that she doesn’t have the resolve to make the tough choices,” she’s told by the Post’s chairman (Bradley Whitford).

But she’s not in this fight alone. “To make this decision — to risk her fortune and the company that’s been her entire life, well, I think that’s brave,” says Tony Bradlee (Sarah Paulson), Ben’s sister-in-law.

While she’s warned that publishing The Pentagon Papers may result in a prison sentence and the dissolution of The Post, Graham persists. “If we don’t hold [the government] accountable, who will?” she asks.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, “The Post” will open in select cities December 22 with a wide release to follow January 12, 2018. Newcomer Liz Hannah and Josh Singer (“Spotlight”) penned the script. The former is attached to write a 9/11 Air Force One drama for MGM.

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Spielberg's The Post Trailer Teams Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep

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Spielberg's The Post Trailer Teams Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
Spielberg. Streep. Hanks. Need we say more. Even though he shot Ready Player One before it, Steven Spielberg's next movie is The Post. 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer, with the movie getting a limited release on December 22 to make it eligible for awards season. After playing in select Los Angeles and New York theaters, The Post will get a wide release on January 12.

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (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. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom
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Watch First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks

Watch First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s star-studded drama “The Post” arrived on Tuesday.

The film follows The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) as they race to publish The Pentagon Papers to expose a massive government cover-up, about the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, spanning three decades and four U.S. Presidents.

“The way they lied, those days have to be over,” Hanks tells Streep in the trailer.

The two must decide whether to risk their careers, lives, and The Post’s future in bringing those secrets to light.

“We could all go to prison,” Hanks says, later adding. “What will happen if we don’t publish? We will lose. The country will lose.”

The pic also stars Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, [link
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Watch Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer

Watch Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Trailer
Oscar royalty Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep appear onscreen for the first time in Steven Spielberg's new trailer for film drama The Post, which documents the Pentagon Papers scandal.

Streep portrays The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Hanks plays the paper's editor, Ben Bradlee – both of whom risk their careers and personal security to help expose a cover-up of government secrets spanning three decades and four presidents.

The clip opens with a TV news report on The New York Times'
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Trailer drops for Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”

It was only a matter of time. Perhaps the biggest X factor all season long has been what to make of The Post, Steven Spielberg’s latest film. Centered on the epic fight that The Washington Post had with the United States government over the right to publish the infamous Pentagon Papers, this is Academy catnip. Until now though, it had been completely unseen. We were just going by the fact that Spielberg working with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, plus the subject matter, makes it a force to reckon with. Now, a Trailer has dropped, just a few hours ago. You’ll be able to see it shortly, but first…a tiny bit of discussion is in order. The film is described by 20th Century Fox like this: “Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington
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First Trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Starring Hanks & Streep

"To make this decision, to risk her fortune and the company that's been her entire life, well I think that's brave." 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's other film, The Post. Before Spielberg's Ready Player One movie comes out, he has this one first - a story about The Washington Post and publishing the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War. This seems like a very important, very timely story to present in these times. It will hit theaters in December and expand wide in January. Tom Hanks stars as editor Ben Bradlee, and Meryl Streep stars as Post publisher Katharine Graham. The cast includes Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods. This looks damn good, as fully expected, and it looks like it follows in the footsteps of Spotlight.
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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Trailer: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Uncover the Truth

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi extravaganza Ready Player One will arrive early next year, but first a new drama from the ever-prolific director will be released. Arriving just in time for Christmas, The Post follows the true story of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) as they go up against the federal government to battle their right to publish government secrets.

20th Century Fox have now unveiled the first trailer ahead of a December 22 limited release and January 12 wide bow. Also starring Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, Pat Healy, and Zach Woods, see the trailer and poster below.

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female
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First trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The Post starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep

Ahead of its Us release next month, 20th Century Fox has debuted the first poster and trailer along with a batch of new images for director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming drama The Post which stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, 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; take a look below, along with a selection of new images…

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (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. The two must overcome their differences as
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Watch: First Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

Entertainment One has released the very first trailer for the highly anticipated film The Post, a film that hasn’t been finished shooting for that long but will arrive in cinemas in time for awards season. You can watch The Post UK trailer in the player below.

The Post The Post UK Trailer – Steven Spielberg Directs Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg helms a powerhouse cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four Us Presidents.

At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile,
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Meryl Streep And Tom Hanks Headline New Trailer In Steven Spielberg’s Oscar Hopeful The Post

Meryl Streep, Director Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks on the set of The Post. Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise.

Opening during awards season on December 22 is the much anticipated The Post from 20th Century Fox.

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (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. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. Streep has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning three Oscars (The Iron Lady,
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The Post: first trailer for Spielberg’s latest

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks headline Steven Spielberg's The Post. Here's the first trailer...

Since he wrapped filming on Ready Player One (and whilst it underwent the necessary post production work to realise the movie’s world), director Steven Spielberg has filmed, edited and locked down another film entirely, this winter’s awards contender, The Post.

The movie stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, with an ensemble cast that also features Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons and Bradley Whitford. And the first trailer and synopsis for the movie have been officially released.

Here, then, is the trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee
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‘Get Out’: How Jordan Peele Balanced Horror and Satire in Hitchcockian Oscar Contender

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‘Get Out’: How Jordan Peele Balanced Horror and Satire in Hitchcockian Oscar Contender
Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” captures and defuses racial tension so effectively that it’s a 2017 box office phenomenon ($253 million worldwide) and now an Oscar contender for Best Picture. The challenge, though, was editorially balancing horror with satire in this nightmare of enslavement for black photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) when his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) takes him home to meet her liberal parents, Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener). Think “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” meets “Rosemary’s Baby,” as Peele turns every genre convention on its head.

In fact. editor Gregory Plotkin (producer Jason Blum’s “Paranormal Activity” sequels) partly got the gig because he was on the same geeky wavelength with Peele. The first thing they discussed were using the two above-mentioned movie classics as creative inspiration. “The hard thing to balance with the two tones was knowing when to cut off the humor and when to add more humor,
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First Look at Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in Spielberg's The Post

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First Look at Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in Spielberg's The Post
20th Century Fox has released the first photo for The Post, featuring a small part of the immense ensemble cast, including Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Cross, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford and Carrie Coon. With the debut of this new image, the first trailer could be just around the corner for this biopic that could very well be one of the top Oscar contenders this year, with an all-star cast and a plot based on the incredible true story of the Pentagon Papers, the largest leak of confidential material in U.S. history, which spanned decades.

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. Meryl Streep plays Washington Post publisher Kay Graham, who teamed up with her volatile editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) to support The New York Times in
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