by Justin Cook
It has been over a decade since Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborated on a film, but the two are back at it in the first trailer for Bridge of Spies.
Hanks leads a talented cast of such actors as Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance (who will also star as the title character in Spielberg’s upcoming The BFG), Alan Alda, Sebastian Koch, Eve Hewson, Domenick Lombardozzi and Austin Stowell.
Check out the film’s trailer below:
Spielberg will direct the film, which was written by the Coen brothers and Matt Charman. Bridge of Spies will receive an Oscar friendly release on October 16, 2015.
In the film, which is set during the Cold War, Hanks plays an American attorney who is recruited by the CIA to negotiate a trade for a political prisoner.
Hanks and Spielberg have worked together on many different projects throughout the years. Hanks has starred in three other Spielberg films, including 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, 2002’s Catch Me If You Can and 2004’s The Terminal. The pair has yet to disappoint, so considering both the on and off-screen talent attached to Bridge of Spies, it should be no exception.
The director’s last film was 2012’s Lincoln, which earned him an extremely large amount of praise, along with a nomination for Best Director and Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
As mentioned before, Spielberg’s next project is a big-screen adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book The BFG. On top of Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement and Rebecca Hall will star as well.
Bridge of Spies is described as follows:
“A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.”
Source: Bridge of Spies