By Jason Abdow
Steven Spielberg’s newest historical drama “The Papers” has added an impressive ensemble to its already impressive cast. Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods have all joined the cast, which already will star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
The film follows the events that surround the Washington Post’s decision to publish classified Pentagon Papers in 1971. Hanks is set to play the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and Streep will play the paper’s publisher Kay Graham, who challenged the government and the Nixon administration who tried to restrict the first amendment. The roles of the new cast members have yet to be revealed.
The film, formally known as “The Post,” will be a co-production between Fox and Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. “The Papers” had been announced earlier this year and has since been fast-tracked for awards consideration later this year.
The Papers is currently set for a limited released on December 22nd, and will go wide January 12th, 2018.