A new trailer from the dramatic thriller “Bridge of Spies” is now available. It’s a gripping story of 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.
“Bridge of Spies” is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks. 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.
This is likely the last film in the distribution partnership between Steven Speilberg’s Dreamworks Pictures and Disney’s Touchstone Pictures. I’m a little sad about that, but Disney is a different studio now than it was before it made the deal with Dreamworks. I hope this doesn’t affect the chances of Spielberg one day agreeing to do a second Roger Rabbit movie.
“Bridge of Spies” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.