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Steven Spielberg to direct 'Post,' with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, report says : 'The Post' will focus on Washington Post coverage of the Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg revealed hidden truths about Vietnam War

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are set to star in Steven Spielberg's film "The Post," about The Washington Post's series of articles on the Pentagon Papers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hanks will play the newspaper's editor, Ben Bradlee, while Streep will play publisher Katherine Graham. There's no word on who will play Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who leaked the documents.

The project is nothing if not timely. Although it's been in the works since last October, when produ

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