Hanks! Spielberg! The Cold War!
After a three year hiatus, Spielberg is back behind the camera, re-teaming with his favorite cinematographer Janusz Kamiński but sans his favorite composer John Williams (albeit in exchange for the still great Thomas Newman). Despite having Joel & Ethan Coen as co-writers on the screenplay, Bridge of Spies seems to be a little more Munich and a little less Catch Me If You Can.
Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda, the film is a Cold War thriller about a lawyer (played by Hanks) who is chosen by the American government to represent a Soviet spy in American courts–and, well, you can watch the rest of the trailer to get a better sense of how this affects the lawyer’s life.
Bridge of Spies hits theaters on October 16, 2015.