WHO’S IN IT?

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies), Sarah Paulson (12 Years A Slave), Bob Odenkirk (Nebraska), Tracy Letts (Wiener-Dog), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Bruce Greenwood (The Place Beyond The Pines), Matthew Rhys (The Edge of Love), Carrie Coon (Gone Girl), Alison Brie (The Disaster Artist), Jesse Plemons (American Made), David Cross (Men in Black II), Zach Woods (The Other Guys), Pat Healy (Ghost World), Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name), Jessie Mueller (film debut), Stark Sands (Flags of Our Fathers)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark), director, producer; Liz Hannah (film debut) and Josh Singer (Spotlight), writers; Kristie Macosko Krieger (Bridge of Spies) and Amy Pascal (Molly’s Game), producers; John Williams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), composer; Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan), cinematographer; Sarah Broshar (How I Got Lost) and Michael Kahn (Minority Report), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the early 1970s, America’s first female newspaper publisher Kate Graham (Streep) of The Washington Post, and its hard-driving editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), join forces when they learn of an intense cover-up by the US government that has spanned over four Presidents, and together they set out to publish what would become known as the Pentagon Papers against the demands of the federal government…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The undisputed teaming of Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and director Steven Spielberg already makes this one to watch, but it is also a timely and important reminder of how, even nowadays, freedom of the press is vital.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY 2018