The official trailer for Steven Spielberg’s latest directorial venture, Bridge of Spies, has been released.
The historical thriller takes place during the Cold War, and is based on the true events that occurred after the 1960 U-2 incident, in which an American spy plane crashed into Soviet airspace. Tom Hanks stars as James B. Donovan – an unsuspecting Brooklyn lawyer who is suddenly recruited by the CIA to negotiate the release of the plane’s pilot.
Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda all take up key supporting roles in the story. The film also boasts impressive behind-the-scenes credits, with a screenplay co-written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers.
This is Spielberg’s first directorial project in three years, following his Oscar-winning efforts in the 2012 drama, Lincoln. The movie also marks the fourth time that Spielberg and Hanks have worked together on a film, with previous collaborations including Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and The Terminal (2004).
Bridge of Spies is set to hit cinemas on 9th October.
Watch the trailer below.