The Post, a film about a government cover-up about something happening in Asia and the White House trying to gag the media, could be a documentary about today.
It isn't, though. It's Stephen Speilberg's latest film about The Washington Post, the Vietnam cover-up and the decision whether or not to risk the future of a newspaper to expose government lies.
It opens Dec. 22 in some theaters and Jan.12 everywhere else. That is, assuming 45 doesn't make the connection about how you could substitute "Russia and the 2016 elections" for Vietnam and "Trump" for "Nixon" and wonder if perhaps Spielberg is trying to tell us something.
Nah, that can't be it. It's simply a compelling story that will no doubt be well told. How could it not? Look at who's in it:
Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.