Watch: Tom Hanks Returns to War Zone in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer

Tom Hanks returns to a war zone (this time, unequipped) in the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s film “Bridge of Spies.”

The movie comes 17 years after Spielberg won a directing Oscar for the WWII drama “Saving Private Ryan,” which starred Hanks.

Set at the height of the Cold War, based on a true story and displaying only a few booms and blasts, the film depicts a war that does not “involve men at arms; it involves information” in the conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. Hanks plays insurance lawyer James Donovan, who’s tasked by the CIA to represent a Soviet spy in U.S. court in 1957, then negotiate a prisoner swap five years later.

The film, which also stars Amy Ryan, Alan Alda and Mark Rylance, hits theaters on October 16.

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  1. Charlie says:

    It is amazing to me that Speilberg can not understand why the Germans feared the Russians and why we needed to fear them at that time as well. People today do not realize countries can conquer other countries and treat them as they like. Look how the East Germans lived. In short the US freed these people – but for a long time they lived behind walls – the same walls the Russians wanted to put around other free men and women – but according to Hollywood nothing is worth dying or killing for – this all would have happened without a shot being fired if we had just relaxed. Things always look simple and easy after the fact – that is never the case at the time. Imagine what a persons future looks like if they were born and live in Syria today. China 20 years ago. East Germany 40 years ago. Do you see the progression – who has pushed for freedom at every step – the US ( like it or not ) – who has opposed us at every step Russia and Communism – Fact and their good friend liberalism tells us not to worry and no ones freedom is worth our dying for – yet if you look at the great things America has done is has been our sacrifice for others!

  2. Sandy Muller says:

    Why does Hollywood love the enemy so?

  3. IT 2 IT says:

    SPIELBERG ‘mysteriously overlooked’– the awesomely relevant
    ————————————65th Anniversary
    ————————-of the
    ——————————–RED CHINA, global mafia and EXTERMINIST EUGENICS
    ——————————————————‘uncomfortable’
    ——————————————————————-KOREAN WAR
    ————————-to bring us reheated,
    ————————————-‘agenda friendly’ rehashes?
    ——————————————————————— – – – -like this????

    ARTISTS —-TRULY —-should –NOT– be RICH.

    NEVER makes them better, more TRUTHFUL artists.

    It just let’s them build franchise slums.

    BLLLUH

  4. Paul Coyne says:

    Alan Alda, not Aldan. Does anyone proofread at Variety anymore?

  5. harry georgatos says:

    Brilliant double bill with Spielbergs MUNICH.

  6. Stephen S. says:

    Every time Spielberg and Hanks team up the result is gold. This looks no different. Looks fantastic.

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