Meryl Streep Returns with Another Thriller in ‘The Post’
When it comes to women in history doing remarkable things, their legacy is often lost within the folds of time. But through the latest film The Post, audiences will get a history lesson on an incredible woman who stood by her morals and whose voice helped fight for freedom of the press.
In 1971, a cover-up that spanned three decades and four presidencies pressured America’s first female newspaper publisher, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) of The Washington Post, and its hard-boiled editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks). Together, the two challenged the government regarding its secrets on the Vietnam War while risking their careers – and their very freedom – in this war between journalism and the government.
Nominated for a total of six Golden Globes, Spielberg’s sleeper film is a fantastic breath of fresh air. In this political climate with the current president bashing the media for publishing “fake news,” many critics and news outlets resonated soundly with the film’s message.
“There has never been a more exciting, exhausting, and dangerous time to be an investigative journalist than now. Especially, of course, for women,” Streep said at the Committee to Protect Journalist International Press Freedom Awards. The Post is slated for theatrical release on Friday, Jan. 12.
Release Date: Jan. 12
Watch the Trailer for The Post