Steven Spielberg’s Dramatic Thriller Starring Tom Hanks Gets a Title – Get the Scoop!

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DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures upcoming dramatic thrillerdirected bythree-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindlers List)and starringtwo-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), has been titledBridge of Spies. In addition,12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Saving Mr. Banks) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), 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 Donovans 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.

Bridge of Spies also stars three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing Boeing) as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd (Side Effects) as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Birdman, Gone Baby Gone) as James wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda (M*A*S*H, The Aviator) as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovans law firm.

The film will be released in theaters nationwide on October 16, 2015.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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