Whether it’s the genre-defining Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers or The Pacific, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have a long and prestigious history with wartime dramas, and it’s one that’s set to continue with this year’s Oscar hopeful Bridge of Spies, which today unveiled an all-new trailer.
Centering around Hanks as a Brooklyn Lawyer in over his head, Bridge of Spies will follow one James Donovan as he is sent on the near-impossible mission of freeing a captured American U-2 pilot. No small task, particularly when you consider that Spielberg’s gripping drama takes place during the height of the Cold War, a time when tensions between the USA and USSR were on a razor’s edge. Donovan’s plight will see him be shipped into East Germany, a location that proved a hotspot for both US and Soviet intelligence.
Lifted from a script by the Coen Brothers, the film will also star Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, and Alan Alda.
Bridge of Spies will debut first in the States on October 16, before making its way to the UK on November 6. While we wait, check out the latest, chilling poster for Spielberg’s drama down below.
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. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.