“The Post” releasing in Dhaka today | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 20, 2018

“The Post” releasing in Dhaka today

Steven Spielberg's “The Post”, the '70s historical political drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the leading roles that got massive critical attention following its release last December, has landed in Dhaka. The film is releasing today at the Star Cineplex, along with two recent horror films – “The Strangers: Prey at Night” and “Truth or Dare”.

Based on the true events of The Washington Post newspaper attempting to publish the Pentagon Papers, the classified documents of USA's 30-year involvement in the Vietnam War, “The Post” sees Streep playing Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post. The supporting cast is also impressive, including the likes of Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts and Bradley Whitford.

The film received two Oscar nominations – Best Picture and Best Actress, and six Golden Globe nods, all in major categories, although it didn't win in any. The film however was named the best film of 2017 by the US National Board of Review and was one of the top 10 films of the year on lists of Time and American Film Institute. The film saw a limited release in late last December, and a wider release in January this year, grossing $174 million worldwide.

“The Strangers: Prey at Night”, directed by Johannes Roberts, is a sequel to 2008's “The Strangers” and stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. “Truth or Dare”, meanwhile is a more recent release, coming out on April 13, and features Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, and Landon Liboiron in the central roles. The supernatural film is directed by Jeff Ladlow.

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