The original title for the screenplay was called The Post (2017) but was scrapped once the project was put into pre-production as it was renamed & retitled 'The Papers' but the project would again change it's title in the post-production stage back to its original title, The Post (2017).
This is the first onscreen acting film collaboration and star teaming of actor Tom Hanks and actress Meryl Streep. The pair have both previously been credited for two pictures the two have both worked on but not in a top billing acting context. Streep did voice work for The Ant Bully (2006) and starred in Mamma Mia! (2008) which Hanks respectively was a producer and executive producer on.
This film features four actors who previously appeared in the FX anthology series Fargo (2014) Bob Odenkirk appeared in Season 1, Jesse Plemons appeared in Season 2, and Carrie Coon and Michael Stuhlbarg appear in Season 3.
The film is co-screenwriter Josh Singer's third film exploring the importance of journalism in uncovering political scandal following The Fifth Estate (2013) which surrounds Julian Assange's Wikileaks organization and Spotlight (2015) which follows the Boston Globe's investigation into Catholic child sex abuse allegations.