In the midst of the Cold War, Brooklyn insurance lawyer James Donovan was recruited by the American government to travel to East Berlin and negotiate the exchange of a captured Russian spy and a captured American U-2 pilot.
Bridge of Spies is the story of James Donovan’s step from total obscurity to the front lines of the Cold War. It stars Tom Hanks as Donovan and is directed by Steven Spielberg and will premiere on October 22nd. Check out the film’s first trailer after the jump.
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.