A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, 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.
Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg. Produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen.
Stars: Tom Hanks as James Donovan, Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan, Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman, Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary, Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel, and Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm.
‘Bridge of Spies’ will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.