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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks take on the White House in ‘The line’ trailer

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They have five Oscars between them, and come January, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will be the parts of the screen.

The beloved actors star in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film”The Post”, which tells the true story of when, in 1971, the Washington Post, Kay Graham (Streep), the first female newspaper publisher, along with editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) to expose a cover-up about the AMERICAN involvement in Vietnam which are divided between four presidents.

The first trailer for the film, which hits select theatres on Dec. 22 and will go wide on Jan. 12, builds intensity by showing the risks, Graham and Bradlee faced when they went against the government.

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“We can all go to prison,” Hanks says in the trailer. “What will happen if we not publish it? We will lose. The country will lose.”

In another riveting moment, he says the Line, ” The way they lied, those days are over.”

In addition to Hanks and Streep, the film stars Alison Brie, Bob Co, David Cross, Sarah Paulson and Jesse Plemons. On top of that, “The Americans” Matthew Rhys andthe West Wing’s Bradley Whitford also parts in the film — and fans know that they are not strangers to political drama!

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Hanks and Streep not shied away this year from sharing their political views, and the celebration of the world of journalism.

Earlier this year, the 61-year-old actor gifted the White House Press Corps with an espresso machine, which has a note encouraging the journalists to “the good fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way. Especially the Truth.”

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As for the Dash, the 68-year-old actress addressed the criticism that she got for her politically charged speech at the Golden Globes, and made light of President Donald Trump tweeting that she is “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood.”

“The whip of the council, by means of a Twitter feed, you can lash out and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimize the press and imagined enemies with spasmodic regularity and easily provoked predictability,” Streep said during the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala. “We have the right to live our lives, with God or without, as we choose. There is a prohibition against the establishment of a state religion in our Constitution, and we have the right to choose with whom we live, who we love and who and what gets to interfere with our bodies.”

 

 

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