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(2017)

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This is the second film coming out in 2017 about a historical high-profile whistleblower case. Spielberg's The Post (2017) is based on Daniel Ellsberg and the release of the secret 'Pentagon Papers', while Landesman's Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) is based on 'Mark Felt' and the Watergate scandal. Both films feature by coincidence Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood.
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This is Liz Hannah's first produced screenplay which was picked up as a spec script by producer Amy Pascal.
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Was filmed after director Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (2018) but is slated to release before.
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Meryl Streep and Tracy Letts previously collaborated together in the film August Osage County (2014) which was written by Tracy Letts.
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This is the fifth feature film collaboration of actor Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg. The earlier films were [in chronological order]: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), and Bridge of Spies (2015).
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Bob Odenkirk and Jesse Plemons both previously starred in Breaking Bad (2008), while Carrie Coon and Michael Stuhlbarg previously starred in the third season of Fargo (2014), which also featured Odenkirk and Plemons in previous seasons.
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This is the first major film collaboration of actress Meryl Streep and director Steven Spielberg. Streep's only other collaboration with Spielberg was on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) when Streep did a voice over role in the film.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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This is the third film collaboration between actors Tom Hanks and Bradley Whitford. Their two prior films together were: Philadelphia (1993) & Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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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.
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With this film, his fifth collaboration with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks broke his tie with Harrison Ford to be the actor that Spielberg has directed the most times. Ford has also been directed by Spielberg five times, but his scene in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) was cut from the final film.
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David Cross and Bob Odenkirk have worked together on various projects before, most famously the sketch comedy series Mr Show with Bob and David (1995-1998).
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Sarah Paulson and Bruce Greenwood also starred in American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J.
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The film was shot under the working title, "Nor'Easter."
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