"The Post" is a 2017 American historical political thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg.
The starring cast includes Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon and others.

Here are "The Post" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Post movie?

20th Century Studios on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 released the trailer for "The Post" you can watch here:
The Post | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Plot summary

What is The Post movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Post" movie plot summary.

In 1966, during the Vietnam War, U.S. State Department military analyst Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys) accompanies American troops in combat, documenting military progress for Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood). On the flight home, McNamara tells Ellsberg and William B. Macomber that the war is hopeless. Upon landing, however, he tells the congregated media that he has every confidence in the war effort. Ellsberg, overhearing this abrupt turn-about, becomes disillusioned. Years later, as a civilian military contractor/consultant working for the RAND Corporation (a military/defense "think tank"), Ellsberg photocopies hundreds of pages of classified reports documenting the country's decades-long involvement in Vietnam, dating back to the Truman administration. Ellsberg then leaks these documents first to The New York Times, through reporter Neil Sheehan (Justin Swain).
In 1971, newspaper heiress Katharine Graham tries to balance a busy social life with her responsibilities as owner and publisher for the past eight years of The Washington Post, following the suicide of her husband, the Post's former publisher, and the death of her father. She nervously prepares for the Post's stock market launch, a move to help financially stabilize the paper. Graham lacks journalistic experience and is frequently overruled by her domineering financial advisers and editors, including editor-in-chief (executive editor) Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and board member Arthur Parsons (Bradley Whitford).
McNamara, a long-time friend, warns Graham that an unflattering story featuring him will be published in The New York Times, another example of the TimesB ability to get preemptive "scoops" while the Post languishes behind. The story is an exposé of the American government's long-running deception regarding America's position in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. However, a federal district court injunction halts the TimesI from publishing further articles on the subject.


Who plays who in the The Post movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Post" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Meryl Streep  as Kay Graham
Tom Hanks  as Ben Bradlee
Sarah Paulson  as Antoinette "Tony" Pinchot Bradlee
Bob Odenkirk  as Ben Bagdikian
Tracy Letts  as Fritz Beebe
Bradley Whitford  as Arthur Parsons
Bruce Greenwood  as Robert McNamara
Matthew Rhys  as Daniel Ellsberg
Alison Brie  as Lally Graham
Carrie Coon  as Meg Greenfield
Jesse Plemons  as Roger Clark
David Cross  as Howard Simons
Zach Woods  as Anthony Essaye
Pat Healy  as Philip L. Geyelin
Michael Stuhlbarg  as Abe Rosenthal
John Rue  as Gene Patterson
Rick Holmes  as Murray Marder
Philip Casnoff  as Chalmers Roberts
David Costabile  as Art Buchwald
Jessie Mueller  as Judith Martin
Stark Sands  as Donald E. Graham
Michael Cyril Creighton  as Jake (Young Reporter)
Brent Langdon  as Paul Ignatius
Gary Wilmes  as Punch Sulzberger
Christopher Innvar  as James Greenfield
Jennifer Dundas  as Liz Hylton
James Riordan  as Vice Admiral Joseph Francis Blouin
Justin Swain  as Neil Sheehan
Kelly AuCoin  as Assistant Attorney General Kevin Maroney
Cotter Smith  as William Macomber
Tom Bair  as William Rehnquist
Will Denton  as Michael (Runner)
Deirdre Lovejoy  as Debbie Regan
Michael Devine  as Copy Chief
Kelly Miller  as Copy Editor
Austyn Johnson  as Marina Bradlee
Deborah Green  as Ann Marie Rosenthal
Luke Slattery  as NY Times Runner
Robert G. McKay  as NY Times Staffer
Sasha Spielberg  as Woman with Package
Bryan Burton  as Lafayette Protester
Coral Peña  as Nancy
Dan Bittner  as Government Lawyer
Kenneth Tigar  as Solicitor General Griswold
David Aaron Baker  as Alexander Bickel
Gannon McHale  as Judge Gurfein
Kevin Loreque  as Waiter (F Street Club)
Francis Dumaurier  as Head Waiter (Oak Room)
Stephen Mailer  as Exchange President
Ned Noyes  as Lazard Banker
John Henry Cox  as Lazard Banker
Dan Bucatinsky  as Joe Alsop
Johanna Day  as Ann Buchwald
Annika Boras  as Mrs. Alsop
Carolyn McCormick  as Mrs. McNamara
Susan Blackwell  as Dinner Wife
Jordan Baker  as Dinner Wife
Lauren Lim Jackson  as Eastern Air Stewardess
Peter Van Wagner  as Harry Gladstein
Angus Hepburn  as Judge Gessell
Ben Livingston  as Dennis Doolin
Stephen Rowe  as Judge Robb
Rick Crom  as Supreme Court Marshall
Fenton Lawless  as Linotype Printer
Cullen Oliver Johnson  as Linotype Printer
JaQwan J. Kelly  as Watergate Security Guard (as Jaqwan Kelly)
Brett G. Smith  as Platoon Leader (as Brett Smith)
Brett Diggs  as G.I. (as Brett J. Diggs)
Anthony M. Walker  as G.I.
Saul Alvarez  as G.I.
Theis Weckesser  as Military Advisor
David Beach  as Robert Komer
Shawn Allen McLaughlin  as Reporter (Andrews AFB)
Shaun O'Hagan  as Harry Rowen (RAND)
Thaddeus Daniels  as Rand Corp Guard
Brendan Burke  as Rand Corp Guard
Celeste Arias  as Lynda Sinay
Sonny Valicenti  as Tony Russo
Patrick Noonan  as LA Cop
Will Blomker  as LA Cop
Amy Russ  as White House Assistant
Aaron Roman Weiner  as Bob Haldeman
Catherine Wolf  as RAND Receptionist
Joel Nagle  as Man on Phone
Walter Brandes  as 18th Street Protester
Juliana Davies  as Katherine
Hazel Mason  as Pamela
Ginger Mason  as Pamela
Sawyer Spielberg  as Plaza Protester
Mark Jacoby  as Chief Justice Burger
Jon Donahue  as Bertram Plain
Seth Barrish  as Layout Editor
Clarke Thorell  as Layout Editor
Joseph Tudisco  as Delivery Man
Steve Witting  as NY Times Staffer
Gary Galone  as NY Times Staffer
Frank Ridley  as NY Times Staffer
Jeremiah Wiggins  as NY Times Staffer
Alexander Sage Oyen  as Protest Singer
Brittney Johnson  as Protest Singer
Caleb Eberhardt  as Protest Singer
Don McCloskey  as Protest Singer
Estelle Bajou  as Protest Singer
Kaylyn Scardefield  as Protest Singer
Leslie Kujo  as Protest Singer
Lilli Cooper  as Protest Singer
Odiseas Georgiadis  as Protest Singer
Sean Meehan  as Suspicious Man
Steven Kearney  as Ehrlichman
Curzon Dobell  as Nixon
Matthew Piazzi  as Newscaster
Armand Schultz  as WTOP-AM Reporter
Jerry Lobrow  as G.I. #4
Mark Pinelli  as AMEX Photographer

Release date

When is The Post movie release date?

"The Post" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 14, 2017 (Newseum), on December 22, 2017 (United States) and on February 22, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) distributing 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, Universal Pictures Argentina, Film1, Intercontinental Video, Mister Smith Entertainment, Netflix and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are The Post filming details?

The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $179.8 million.

"The Post" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Post movie?

"The Post" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100. 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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