New Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS)

The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s cold war thriller Bridge of Spies has arrived online.

The legendary director teams up with two time Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks for a fourth time with a script co-written by Matt Charman (Suite Française), along with Joel and Ethan Coen.

The movie starts in 1957 and centres on James Donovan (Hanks), a lawyer who risked his reputation by defending a Russian spy.

The highly principled attorney later negotiated the release of an American pilot who was shot down over Soviet airspace. He was also instrumental in the release of over 1100 prisoners captured by Castro during the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Judging by the trailer, Spielberg has adopted the same dark and gloomy cinematography that he used in Lincoln (2012) starring Daniel Day Lewis. In fact, both movies have the same director of photography, Janusz Kaminski, who the Jaws director has worked with consistently since Schindler’s List (1993).

Donovan’s story is extraordinary and with Spielberg, the Coen brothers and Hanks all involved there is no reason why the project won’t be a big critical and commercial hit.

Indeed, while we have been saturated with fictional cold war spy movies over the years, there is still an appetite to explore the thousands of stories which have yet to be told, at least cinematically, from this complex and paranoid period of the 20th Century.

The cast is strong including three time Tony award winning stage actor Mark Rylance as Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, along with Amy Ryan as Donovan’s wife and Alan Alda as his business partner.

Bridge of Spies has been co-financed by DreamWorks and Fox 2000 Pictures, in association with Participant Media.

The movie will hit screens on October 16. 2015.

Source: EW

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