The Post is a 2017 American historical political thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon and others.
20th Century Studios on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 released the trailer:
The Post | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
In 1966, during the midst of the Vietnam War (1961-1975), U.S. State Department military analyst Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys), accompanies American troops in combat in South Vietnam, documenting the U.S. military progress in the region for Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood). On the flight home, Secretary McNamara privately tells Ellsberg and William B. Macomber that the Vietnam War is hopeless. Upon landing, however, he tells the congregated media in a press conference, that he has every confidence in the war effort. Ellsberg, overhearing this adrupt turn-about, quickly becomes disillusioned. Years later, as a civilian military contractor/consultant working for the RAND Corporation (a military/defense "think tank"), Ellsberg surreptitiously photocopies hundreds of pages of classified reports documenting the country's decades-long involvement in the conflict in Vietnam, dating back to the Harry S. Truman presidential administration (1945-1953). Ellsberg then leaks these documents first to The New York Times, through reporter Neil Sheehan (Justin Swain).
In that same year of 1971, newspaper heiress Katharine Graham tries to balance a busy social life with responsibilities as owner and publisher for only eight years of The Washington Post, following the previous deaths of her husband, Phil Graham as a tragic suicide, and her father, Eugene Meyer in 1963. She nervously prepares for the newspaper's stock-market launch, a move to help financially stabilize the paper. Graham lacks journalistic experience and is frequently overruled by her domineering male financial advisers and news editors, including editor-in-chief (executive editor) Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and board member Arthur Parsons (Bradley Whitford).
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The film The Post was scheduled to be released on December 14, 2017 (Newseum), on December 22, 2017 (United States) and on February 22, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) by 20th Century Fox (North America), Universal Pictures International (UPI), 20th Century Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, 01 Distribution, 20th Century Fox India, ACME, Andes Films, Aurum Films, B&H Film Distribution, Blitz, CGV Arthouse, Columbia Pictures, Entertainment One, Forum Film Slovakia, Hopscotch Films, Inspire Cinema, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Italia Films, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Pinema, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Sam Films, Starway Film Distribution, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), United King Films, Film1, Intercontinental Video, Mister Smith Entertainment, Netflix and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $50 million dollars, the film grossed over $179.8 million dollars.
The film The Post is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The Post got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/the-post
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