Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are teaming with Steven Spielberg on the Pentagon Papers drama, The Post.
The feature will focus on the Washington Post's role in publishing the infamous study about the America's role in the Vietnam War, centering on the work of Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Streep).
Spielberg will direct from a spec script by Liz Hannah, which was initially picked up by Amy Pascal to produce through her Pascal Pictures banner.
Pascal and Spielberg will produce, along with and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Fox and Amblin Entertainment will co-finance the feature, with Fox handling domestic distribution and Amblin taking on international duties.
Currently, Spielberg is in post-production on Ready Player One and has a number of projects lined up, including The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and the fifth Indiana Jones installment.
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