|Directed by||:||Steven Spielberg||Produced by||:||Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal||Written by||:||Liz Hannah, Josh Singer||Starring||:||Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood||Production company||:||DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Amblin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Participant Media, Pascal Pictures||Country||:||United States|
The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. The film stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, with Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys in supporting roles. Set in the early 1970s, The Post depicts the true story of the journalists from The Washington Post and their attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding undisclosed information about the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.
Principal photography began in New York City in May 2017. The film premiered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 2017, and began a limited release in the United States on December 22, 2017. It then had a wide release on January 12, 2018, and has grossed $55 million worldwide.