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Watch: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Fight the Cold War in ‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer

Watch: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Fight the Cold War in 'Bridge of Spies' Trailer


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Whether collaborating on projects in front of the camera (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Catch Me If You Can”) or behind it as producers (“Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific”), Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have one of the most successful and award-winning partnerships in Hollywood. Reuniting on the big screen for the first time since “The Terminal” in 2004, the pair tackle the mysterious intricacies of the Cold War in the new drama, “Bridge of Spies.”

Written by Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers, “Spies” is a dramatic wartime thriller that 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. Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Scott Shepard and Billy Magnussen also star. The film is inspired by true events.

The debut trailer above introduces a ton of intrigue in regards to politics and espionage, while also showcasing typically-gorgeous cinematography from longtime Spielberg collaborator Janusz Kaminski. The film will hit theaters October 16.

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