Spielberg Just Added a Bunch of Top-Tier TV Ringers to His Meryl Streep-Tom Hanks Movie

Looks like Steven Spielberg must have finally caught up on all his binge-watching. The director (Hook) just added a dozen new names to his political drama The Papers, and if you’re caught up on the shows everyone expects you to watch, you’re sure to recognize the sizable talent he’s culled from primo TV.

According to Variety, Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story‘s Golden Globe winner), Bob Odenkirk (Fargo, Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo), David Cross (Arrested Development), Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Bruce Greenwood (Mad Men), Michael Stuhlbarg (Fargo), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), and Tracy Letts (Homeland) have just signed on to the film. They’ll be joining fellow television icon Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) as well as Meryl Streep, both of whom were earlier this year cast as the film’s leads.

Previously titled The Post, The Papers is set to focus on the Washington Post and its role in exposing the 1971 Pentagon Papers. It’s hitting theaters in December, so if your name was not listed above, sorry, but you are probably not getting an Academy Award next year.

  • jaime_arg

    What a Fargo-heavy list. Maybe I should watch that show.

    • I wasn’t impressed by the first season, despite its critical ravings. So I’m spitefully not caught up now. And I’ll ignorantly insist that Coon is almost certainly a more impressive force in Leftovers.

      • jaime_arg

        “I’ll ignorantly insist”
        You have described all of mankind in a couple of words.

      • adam3w

        The second season is better. The first season seemed to be attempting to create a weird analog of the movie with nearly identical characters, and only succeeded at proving that it can’t recreate what the Coen brothers made. The second season is just kind of set in the same universe (but in 1979). Nick Offerman plays a minor character and absolutely steals every scene he’s in.

        • That was at least a part of my problem with the first season, so maybe I’ll yet dive back in. I’ve certainly persisted with worse, so why not?

      • Kadu_4U

        Second season is good..Kirsten Dunst was awesome..but then I like the fist season as well…