The Bridge of Spies trailer is here, and for many of you, that may not seem like a big deal. It could even be the first time you’re hearing about the film.
But any time Steven Spielberg directs something, it’s big. And when you pair him with Tom Hanks, well, that’s just the icing on the cake.
Spielberg has shown that he can do heady historical films as indicated with Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.
I wouldn’t say this film looks like it’ll top either of those, but it’s a solid looking espionage thriller going from the trailer and the true life story of James Donovan, a man who had to negotiate the release of an American spy in exchange for the release of a Russian during the height of the Cold War.
From the press release the Inquisitr received today.
“A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.”
Wow. Joel and Ethan Coen as well. This thing has a strong pedigree!
If you’re wondering what it looks like, here’s the Bridge of Spies trailer. Give it a watch below.
One thing: not everyone is happy with this, and some are calling it a piece of “American propaganda” over at the IMDb boards.
“Now that i’ve [sic] seen the trailer… I’m slightly worried it might be a little bit ‘murrica!’ [sic] which i don’t really want to see (as i am a Left-Winger).”
Still, others were having none of it.
“I really don’t see how anyone can think a movie that heroically depicts a guy who defended a Soviet spy in court and later negotiated for that spy’s release is ‘U.S. propaganda.’ It seems like these days if a movie doesn’t have a bunch of characters getting up on a soapbox and preaching at the audience about the evils of ‘American Imperialism’ people will claim it is ‘American propaganda.'”
Whatever it turns out to be, you’ll have to wait for a bit longer. Bridge of Spies opens on October 16.
[Image via screen grab from film, trailer linked above]