October 16, 2015
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures
Director: Steven Spielberg
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and brief strong language)
Screenwriters: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Matt Charman
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, Alan Alda
Copyright Holder: N/A
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.