First Trailer for Steven Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES Starring Tom Hanks

It has been three years since Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and in that time and as the director is getting older a swell of anticipation has grown for his next project. With every new film to come from the man who helped create the summer blockbuster we seem to value it more and more and today, to coincide with next weeks release of Jurassic World no doubt, we have the first trailer for Bridge of Spies. Spielberg's first collaboration with Tom Hanks since the little-seen, but rather solid The Terminal in 2004 follows Hanks as a Brooklyn insurance lawyer who is dragged into the thick of Cold War politics when the CIA recruits him to negotiate with the Soviets for the release of an American spy pilot. Spielberg has a knack for swerving between the kinds of films he makes as far as full-on popcorn flicks and rather serious historical dramas are concerned and this is clearly in the latter category. If the trailer is any indication, this seems to be more in the vein of something along the lines of Schindler's List or Munich rather than an all-out war picture such as Saving Private Ryan or War Horse (which some may see as Spielberg's greatest misstep in his more serious offerings over the last few years). With the script coming from Joel and Ethan Coen with Matt Charman (who has only had one other feature produced so far) also contributing I have high hopes for this film and hope that it can deliver on the promise of its individual factors to be a major Awards player as we no doubt all expect it to be. Bridge of Spies also stars Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, and Austin Stowell (Whiplash) and arrives in theaters October, 16th 2015.

Synopsis: A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” is the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn insurance claims 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. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell, Mikhail Gorevoy and Will Rogers. “Bridge of Spies” is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen.

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