The trailer for Bridge of Spies, the long awaited teaming between Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, is finally here. Hanks and Spielberg have collaborated on a number of projects over the years, but rarely are they in their traditional roles as actor/director.
Check out the Bridge of Spies trailer here:
Here is the official synopsis for Bridge of Spies:
“A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), 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.”
It looks like Spielberg and Hanks have devoted a lot to Bridge of Spies, from their personal passion for the subject matter, to their willingness to truly make the film an epic thriller. A nice little addition to the proceedings is the mention of screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen, along with Matt Charman.
Bridge of Spies opens October 16. Expect it to be a big player in Awards season.