First Look: Tom Hanks On The Set Of Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller

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.


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.