Steven Spielberg's The Papers Adds Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford

Posted 2017/06/06 2256 0

Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie has one of the most ridiculously stacked casts in recent memory!


The full cast has been revealed for filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated Pentagon Papers film, previously referred to as The Post and now titled The Papers, and it is incredible! Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods have joined the cast for the movie about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham joined the New York Times in challenging the federal government over their right to publish them.

Filming on the 20th Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment co-production is already underway, and after that December 22nd limited release the film is expected to go wide on January 12, 2018. Liz Hannah penned the script on spec, and Spielberg is producing alongside Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger.

Sarah Paulson has become a TV mainstay over the past few years, mostly due to her work with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story, Feud and American Crime Story, for which she won a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of lawyer Marcia Clark. She'll also be seen on the big screen in next year's Ocean's Eight with another all star cast.

Bob Odenkirk is best known to TV audiences as Saul Goodman on the hit Breaking Bad, and in that show's prequel series Better Call Saul. Odenkirk is also known for his work in comedy, and has written for shows like Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and W/ Bob and David, which he also starred in with David Cross.

Actor Matthew Rhys is currently known as America's favorite undercover Soviet spy after spending five seasons on the FX hit The Americans. He's also appeared in ABC's Brothers & Sisters and the mini-series Death Comes to Pemberley, and can next be seen on the big screen in Jungle Book.

Bradley Whitford recently signed on to Legendary’s sequel “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and most recently starred in Jordan Peele’s box office smash “Get Out.”