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Published On: Tue, Oct 7th, 2014

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller with Tom Hanks begins filming

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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg reunite. Photo: Set phont from “Saving Private Ryan”

DreamWorks and Disney have announced that principal photography has commenced on Steven Spielberg‘s untitled Cold War spy thriller starring Tom Hanks. 

The film centers on the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. 

The film will also stars Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda, and will shoot on location in New York and Berlin.  

The untitled Cold War spy thriller is set to open on October 16, 2015.

Full press release:

STEVEN SPIELBERG HAS BEGUN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

ON THE UNTITLED COLD WAR SPY THRILLER STARRING TOM HANKS

BURBANK, Calif. (October 6, 2014) – Three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg has begun principal photography on an untitled Cold War spy thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”). The production, which also stars Tony® Award winner Mark Rylance (“Intimacy,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”), Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone,” “Win Win”) and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda (“M*A*S*H,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors”), will shoot on location in New York and Berlin.

Production in New York was possible due to support from state and local film agencies, and in Berlin, through the support of several film funds.

The film is the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

20th Century Fox is co-financing the film with DreamWorks in association with Participant Media, and will distribute internationally. Disney will handle domestic distribution, while DreamWorks’ partner, Reliance, will oversee distribution in India. In addition to directing, Spielberg will produce the film with Marc Platt (“Drive”) and Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Lincoln”). The executive producers are Adam Somner (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Daniel Lupi (“Her”). The screenplay is by three-time Academy Award® winners Joel and Ethan Coen (“No Country for Old Men”) and Matt Charman based on a pitch by Charman. 

The film will be released in U.S. theaters October 16, 2015.

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