Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks to star in Pentagon Papers drama The Post

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks will share the screen together for the first time.

EW has confirmed both stars will appear in the upcoming drama The Post, about the Washington Post‘s role in unveiling the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Deadline, which first reported the news, indicates renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg will helm the film, though representatives for the director did not immediately return EW’s request for comment. The publication also notes the planned production’s spec script, by Liz Hannah, revolves around editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and his publisher, Kay Graham (Streep), as they railed against the federal government’s opposition to the Post‘s rights to publish the documents, which…