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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks' movie 'The Post' trailer just dropped and it will take your breath away. The political drama, directed by Steven Spielberg, is based on the real story of Katharine Graham, the first female newspaper publisher, and editor Ben Bradlee from The Washington Post.

Streep and Hanks play the roles of Graham and Bradlee respectively. The movie focuses on their conflict with the government on the issue of publishing top-secret files of the Pentagon Papers and the Vietnam War.

The trailer shows the two characters caught up in a race with The New York Times to expose the cover-up. They must fight to blow open a secret that has been preserved for three decades and by four US Presidents. The dynamic duo must get over their own differences and work together, putting their lives and careers at risk, to execute this project.

The official description of the trailer reads that the movie is a "thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership" of the two main characters. The rest of the cast includes Alison Brie, David Cross, Carrie Coon, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rhys, etc.

Check out the hard-hitting trailer below:

The fast-paced video gives us a glimpse of the movie's dark and gripping political undertones, depicting the perilous situation that the characters have to face. It has received appreciation from the viewers, with many predicting its Oscar win.

'The Post' is the first feature film collaboration between Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg, whereas it is the fifth film in which Tom Hanks and Spielberg are joining hands, after Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and Bridge of Spies.

The political thriller will hit screens worldwide on December 22, 2017.

Meanwhile, have a look at netizens' reaction to the trailer: