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Published On: Mon, Jun 8th, 2015

First ‘Bridge of Spies’ trailer: Cold War drama from Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks

The first poster and trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama, Bridge of Spies, has propelled the film onto every “must watch” list. The Jurassic Park director rejoins Tom Hanks on the film and has been kept quiet on details until now.

Hanks stars as James Donovan, a skilled Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer who is recruited to negotiate a prisoner exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union in the midst of the Cold War.

Hanks and Spielberg on set of "Bridge of Spies"

Hanks and Spielberg on set of “Bridge of Spies”

Check out the full synopsis of the film below.

Hanks and Spielberg have teamed up for three films: Saving Private Ryan, Terminal, Catch Me If You Can and now Bridge of Spies. The partnership led to Band of Brothers, Hanks’ directional debut, and Pacific, where Spielberg acted as a producer.

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 arrives in theaters on October 15, 2015.

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Here’s the official 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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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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