THE PAPERS is the true story of events that occurred in June 1971 when The New York Times and the Washington Post exposed a political cover up that spanned four decades and four U.S. Presidents. The movie is being produced and directed by Steven Speilberg. Meryl Streep portrays the real life reporter Katherine Graham of The Washington Post. Her rival, and eventual supporter Ben Bradlee is played by Tom Hanks. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
THE PAPERS is scheduled to premiere in select theaters in December , 2017 and will go nation wide in January of 2018.