Legendary actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are ready to come together on a big screen for the first time in two times Oscar winner Steven Spielberg's next venture. The biographical drama film reportedly titled "The Post" will explore the role of Washington Post paper in exposing the secret Pentagon Papers in 1971. The papers were highly classified US Defense history documents that stated the involvement of political-military in Vietnam from 1945-1967.
In a report by Deadline, Streep 67, will portray the role of newspaper's publisher Kay Graham, while Hanks will play the editor Ben Bradlee, both of whom challenged the federal Government over their right to publish the leaked documents when acquired a part of the document by Daniel Ellsberg.
According to US Magazine, it was a very interesting time to reveal the information and cast of the film, as currently, the media itself is fighting a battle with US President Donald Trump. Both the profound actors also lend their voices on the recent debate, tackling the ways of the person in command. Last week, Hanks gifted an espresso machine to the White House Press Corps, along with a note motivating the journalists to "Keep up the good fight for truth, justice, and the American Way. Especially the Truth part."
Steep also criticized Trump for ridiculing a disabled reporter during his campaign, for which the president struck back and called her one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood. But the veteran actress retaliated effortlessly by giving an impassioned acceptance speech at Golden Globes earlier this year.
"We require the principled press to hold power to account and call him on the carpet for very outrage. That's why our founders enshrined the press and its constitutional freedoms," she said after accepting the Cecil B. DeMile Award. She also requested the Hollywood Foreign Press and community to join her in supporting and protecting journalists.
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