Donald Trump finally brought us all together. And by “us” I mean three of the most acclaimed people in Hollywood history.
Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep are getting together to film The Post. The movie is about the Washington Post exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and how Ben Bradley (Hanks) and Kay Graham (Streep) fought for their right to publish said papers.
I’m giving Trump credit because there’s no way both actors don’t look at this as a “what happened in 1971 could happen today” situation. Neither are a big fan of Trump. Streep had that whole Golden Globes speech and Hanks is ensuring that the press is able to take down Trump at some point by feeding them coffee. Trump has had a rough start to his term, let’s at least give him this.
The movie has already received a perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic because Spielberg and Hanks always have amazing chemistry. Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Bridge of Spies. All amazing. Throw in Streep and, I’ve just been informed that the movie actually has a 200% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
For those that don’t know about the Pentagon Papers, it was a study conducted by Daniel Ellsberg, who figured out that the government had been lying about Vietnam. No word yet on who will play Ellsberg in the movie, but given the current casting, it’ll probably be Daniel Day Lewis. And now the movie has a 300% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Again, the timing of this movie and the stars cannot be a coincidence.