By Danielle Moskowitz
The second trailer for DreamWorks Pictures’ Bridge of Spies was just released. Bridge of Spies tells a story inspired by true events. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is based around the Cold War. The Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers and an American lawyer, James Donovan (played by Tom Hanks) is recruited by the CIA to help rescue the pilot. The screenwriters are Matt Charman and Ethan Coen. Coen has written Unbroken and Inside Llewyn Davis. Charman has written Black Work and Our Zoo. Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, and Alan Alda will be starring in Bridge of Spies.
The trailer starts with a plane being shoot down then moves to the CIA reaching out for the American lawyer’s assistance in a case. Donovan is then sent into East Berlin to try and free the pilot and negotiate a prisoner exchange. If Donovan wins, the Russians will get convicted spy Rudolf Abel. Donovan defended Abel in court a couple of years earlier. The trailer shows how dangerous Donovan’s plan is and how he put his life at risk in order to win the young man’s freedom.
The second trailer was able to show the drama that will revolve around this film. Not only did this trailer capture the darkness of this film, but it also used dramatic and slow music. The music in this film will be composed by Thomas Newman. Newman composed music for Skyfall, Saving Mr. Banks, and the soon-to-be released films Spectre and Finding Dory.
Bridge of Spies will be released in theaters on October 16th, 2015.