Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to lead Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama

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Superstar director Steven Spielberg is assembling a superstar cast for his next movie.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have just been set to lead The Post, Mashable has confirmed. The fact-based drama revolves around the Pentagon Papers, a classified Department of Defense study which detailed the true scope of the U.S. government’s dealings in the Vietnam War.

Leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg in 1971, the documents revealed that the Johnson administration had systematically lied to the public and to Congress to cover up the dramatic escalation of the war in Vietnam. The Pentagon Papers were finally declassified and released in full in 2011.  Read more…

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