With five Oscar wins between them in Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, The Iron Lady, Kramer vs Kramer and Sophie’s Choice, for the benefit of trivia lovers everywhere. Two remarkable careers that have spanned many decades.
Yet amazingly, a particular actor who encouraged us to ‘reach for the sky’ and a certain actress whose talents are apparently ‘overrated’ have never graced the screen together.
Well. We won’t have to wait much longer. It has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter that Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are to headline a new project directed by Steven Spielberg, titled The Post.
Backed by 20th Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment, the film will tackle the Washington Post’s controversial coverage of the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970’s and the influence America had in the Vietnam War, with Hanks and Streep playing the news outlet’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham respectively.
With Hanks and Spielberg’s proven track record in translating hard-hitting history into compelling cinema and the added star-power of Streep, this is shaping up be another must-see from the 70-year-old director, who is showing no signs of slowing down with Indiana Jones 5 on the way and Ready Player One in post-production.
Hanks graces our screens next in sci-fi offering The Circle alongside Emma Watson and John Boyega, with Streep currently involved in Mary Poppins Returns which is released next year, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter