spielberg Cold War movie

I called the upcoming Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaboration — currently referred to as the director’s Untitled Cold War Thrillerone of my most anticipated films of 2015. The movie sees Spielberg reunited with Hanks for a fourth big-screen collaboration, with a script polished by Ethan and Joel Coen and a cast that also includes Amy Ryan and Mark Rylance. Now we’ve got the first on-set image of Tom Hanks in the Spielberg cold war movie, and you can see it below.

The image comes, as the watermark shows, from EW.

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The story follows James Donovan, a CIA-backed lawyer who worked to “secretly negotiate the release of Francis Gary Powers, a U.S. pilot shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960 while piloting a U-2 spy plane.”

Spielberg says of the film,

This is one of the more astonishing stories about the Cold War I’d ever heard. James Donovan is a hero to me, and Tom made him so completely accessible… I’ve always wanted to make a spy movie, and this is that and then some.

We’ll report the film’s title when it becomes available; the Untitled Cold War Thriller is set for release on October 16, 2015.

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