In case you missed it, Get Low director Aaron Schneider’s second feature is set to take the summer with Greyhound, opening June 12 from Sony Pictures. Schneider directs from a script by Tom Hanks who now stars in this, his latest return to the WWII warfront since Saving Private Ryan.
It’s gratifying to see Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks back together. Their latest pairing for Cold War thriller, Bridge Of Spies looks absolutely fantastic as another fish-out-of-water tale of espionage and intrigue and riddled with gems worthy of making this one a hit, and a source material closer to none other than American history at that? Yes, this one is likely to stir a conversation or two.
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.
Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm. The film 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 three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. “Bridge of Spies” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.
The first official teaser arrived last week but you can check it out here. Note the date and stay tuned for more info!