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Original Release: December 22, 2017 (USA)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Produced by: Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie M. Krieger
Running Time: TBA
Box Office: TBA

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks for the first time together on screen 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.

Cast & Characters
Meryl Streep (Kay Graham), Tom Hanks (Ben Bradlee), Tracy Letts (Paul Ignatius), Bob Odenkirk (Ben Bagdikian), Matthew Rhys (Howard Simons), Sarah Paulson (Tony Bradlee), Bruce Greenwood (Robert McNamara), Jesse Plemons (Roger Clark), Bradley Whitford (Fritz Beebe), David Cross (Phil Geyelin), Carrie Coon (Meg Greenfield), Michael Stuhlbarg (Eugene Patterson), Alison Brie (Lally Weymouth), Deirdre Lovejoy (Debbie Regan), Zach Woods (Daniel Ellsberg), David Costabile (Art Buchwald), Cotter Smith (Under Secretary William Macomber), Pat Healy (Phil Geyelin), Dan Bucatinsky (Joe Alsop), Kelly AuCoin (Kevin Maroney), Stark Sands (Don Graham), Jennifer Dundas (Liz Hylton), Philip Casnoff (Chalmers Roberts), David Aaron Baker (Alexander Bickel)
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Production Notes
45 years after making a decision that eventually ended the Nixon presidency, Katharine Graham is getting her due on the big screen, as the woman who, at a critical moment, did the right thing for a free press and the Constitution. At the time, her executive editor, Ben Bradlee, was given the credit, and Alan Pakula’s 1976 movie of Bernstein and Woodward’s account, All the President’s Men, was a macho affair in which she was all but airbrushed out of history. For Spielberg, whose film unites Streep and Tom Hanks for the first time on-screen, the emphasis is different. The project, he says, chose him rather than the other way around. “There are some stories that just don’t leave your consciousness, and this was one of them,” he says. “By becoming the first female publisher of a major newspaper, Graham set a new bar for women everywhere, and she was the first of her generation to show people that in the face of enormous pressure, being a bystander was not an option—and it still isn’t.”

Katharine Graham was often said to be one of the most powerful women in America. Characteristically, she hated the phrase; she said it made her sound like a weightlifter. She did, nevertheless, exercise great influence as the publisher of the Washington Post in its greatest days and as the president and later chief operating officer of the Washington Post Company, which also owned Newsweek magazine and a number of television and radio stations; they prospered exceedingly both editorially and as businesses under her leadership. Her success as one of the first women to be a major business leader in the US was all the more remarkable because it was thrust on her in early middle age by the suicide of her husband. Warned by all her worldly-wise friends to leave the business, owned by her father before it passed to her husband, to be run by others, Graham decided that she owed it to her children to take over. She did this to such effect that she steered the paper through its transformation into a public company in 1971 and through violent strikes against new technology. "Though it took me a long time to throw off my early and ingrained assumptions," she wrote in 1997, in her notably frank and highly successful autobiography, "I did come to understand the importance of the basic problems of equality in the workplace, upward mobility, salary equity and more recently child care."

I am entranced by her energy, mind, grace, humor, and humility. Qualities in such short supply these days. (Meryl Streep, Vogue, December 2017)
During the Watergate crisis, Graham forged a close relationship with Ben Bradlee, the tough, salty-spoken editor she had brought across from Newsweek. Although not directly involved - as she had been in the Pentagon Papers fight, when she personally took the crucial decision to publish the documents - she identified totally with the Post's investigative reporting. Later, however, she surprised many and disappointed some by forming close friendships with Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy, and later with Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It would seem that, like many "neo-conservatives" who moved to the right as a result of the wild confrontational politics of the 1970s, Graham's New Deal loyalties were shaken by her confrontation with the unions, in which the pressmen, in particular, used violent tactics and threatened even uglier attacks. Certainly, one of her strongest motivations was her commitment to her family and to the media and business empire her father and then her husband had built. It was a great pleasure for her that her daughter, Elizabeth "Lally" Weymouth, worked at the paper before building a career as a freelance journalist, and an even greater satisfaction to be able to hand over the post of chief executive officer of the Washington Post Company in 1991 to her son Don, who had come to the paper only after serving in Vietnam and then working as a District of Columbia police officer.

Awards & Nominations for Meryl Streep
  National Board of Review as Best Actress
  Detroit Film Critics Society as Best Ensemble
  Critics Choice Movie Award as Best Actress and Best Ensemble
  Washington DC Area Film Critics Association as Best Actress and Best Ensemble
  St. Louis Film Critics Association as Best Actress
  North Texas Film Critics Association as Best Actress
  The San Diego Film Critics Society as Best Ensemble
  Seattle Film Critics Society as Best Actress and Ensemble
  Women's Image Award as Best Actress in a Feature Film