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Proving almost inseparable, Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg are back together for ‘The Papers’, which will see Hanks remarkably star for the first time alongside fellow Hollywood legend Meryl Streep.

A government cover-up which spanned over four decades, the film will tackle the event that took place in June 1971, as The New York Times and The Washington Post joined forces as they looked to defy the Nixon administration and report on the Pentagon Papers.

A star-studded array of talent have been confirmed today to join Hanks and Streep in depicting this brave stand for freedom of speech. They include Sarah Paulson who will be a part of Gary Ross’ all-female Ocean’s Eight next year and Alison Brie, who is set to front new Netflix show GLOW this month.

A fantastic four from TV in Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, The Americans’ Matthew Rhys, Fargo’s Carrie Coon and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s David Cross.

Completing the ensemble are Jesse Plemons (Other People), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Bradley Whitford (The Cabin In The Woods), Tracy Letts (The Big Short), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Zach Woods (In The Loop).

Quite simply. We can’t wait to report more on Spielberg’s latest!

The Papers will be released in 2018.

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