Trailering Bridge of Spies from Spielberg/Hanks

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are back in Bridge of Spies, the fact-based Cold War drama that raises the tough moral issues we’re grappling with today about freedom, security, and human rights during covert warfare.

Spielberg has been our post-9/11 filmmaking conscience and he allegorically explores the Cold War in a compelling and eerily relatable way in Bridge of Spies (Oct. 16), the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer who finds improbably finds himself thrust into the Cold War when the CIA sends him to negotiate the release of captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) in exchange for arrested Soviet agent Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance).

Bridge of Spies is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as exec producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen.  Oscar-winning production designer Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel) performs “blitz-style” work on location in New York, Germany, and Poland, including some of the actual places where the events occurred; Spielberg’s long-time cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (Oscar winner for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List) appropriately bathes the film in gray; and costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone dresses the actors in a diverse array of late ’50s and early ’60s fashions.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Cinematography, Costume, Crafts, Movies, previs, Production Design, Tech, Trailers, VFX

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