We present our red carpet interviews from the European Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s The Post, held at the Odeon Leicester Square on the 10th of January, 2018. It is the first high profile event of the 2018 movie calendar, and a new Spielberg film in cinemas is always something to take note of.
The film stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bradley Whitford, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and many more. It tells the true story of the uneasy alliance between the owners and journalists of The Washington Post and The New York Times as they sought to uncover the true nature of the United States government’s involvement in Vietnam.
Spielberg has assembled a fine cast for this timely film, and it was a pleasure to attend the premiere this evening. Hanks, in particular, was in fine form, careening effortlessly from outlandish (and fictional) tales of working with Meryl Streep’s fanfaring entourage to eloquent arguments for the human necessity of a free press.
Colin Hart and Scott Davis were our dogged press on the carpet this evening – here’s how they got on.
The Post Premiere Interviews
The Post movie synopsis
The Post depicts the journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published the Pentagon Papers regarding the covert involvement of the United States government during the Vietnam War. The film centres around the cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Critics have compared the depicted government of Richard Nixon with that of Donald Trump.