Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys
Story: Drama co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, inspired by true events the story centers on the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post‘s Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers, and their very freedom, to help bring long-buried truths to light i publishing the Pentagon Papers.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Ben Bradlee: So, can I ask you a hypothetical question?
Kay Graham: Oh, dear. I don’t like hypothetical questions.
Ben Bradlee: Well, I don’t think you’re going to like the real one either.
Kay Graham: Do you have the papers?
Ben Bradlee: Not yet.
Ben Bradlee: The way they lied, those days have to be over.
Man on Phone: This is a devastating security breach that was leaked out of the Pentagon. The most highly classified documents of the war.
Ben Bradlee: The Time sent seven thousand pages detailing how the White House has been lying about the Vietnam War for thirty years.
Fritz Beebe: Kay, people are concerned about having a woman in charge of the paper. That’s she doesn’t have the resolve to make the tough choices.
Kay Graham: Thank you, Arthur, for your frankness.
Ben Bradlee: Let’s do our job. Find those pages!
Washington Post Attorney: [to Ben] We’re talking about exposing years of government secrets.
Michael: Is that legal?
Ben Bradlee: What is it you think we do here for a living, kid?
Ben Bagdikian: Ben, I might have something.
[referring to the tied up box next to him in the seat on the plane]
Air Stewardess: It must be precious cargo.
Ben Bagdikian: It’s just government secrets.
New Reporter: The New York Times was barred from publishing anymore classified documents dealing with the Vietnam War.
[to Ben and Kay]
Washington Post Attorney: If you publish we’ll be at the Supreme Court next week.
Kay Graham: Meaning?
Ben Bradlee: Well we could all go to prison.
Tony Bradlee: [to Ben] To make this decision, to risk her fortune, and the company that’s been her entire life, well I think that’s brave.
Washington Post Attorney: If the government wins, The Washington Post will cease to exist.
Ben Bradlee: If we don’t hold them accountable who will?
Kay Graham: We can’t hold them accountable if we don’t have a newspaper.
Robert McNamara: Nixon will muster the full power of the presidency, and if there’s a way to destroy you, by God he’ll find it!
Kay Graham: I’m asking your advice, Bob, not your permission.
[referring to Kay]
Fritz Beebe: She can’t do this. The legacy of the company is at stake.
Ben Bradlee: What will happen if we don’t publish? We will lose! The country will lose!
Ben Bradlee: What are you going to do, Mrs. Graham?
The Post is set to open in the US 01/12/2018 and 01/19/2018.