Tom Hanks stars in trailer for Spielbergs Bridge Of Spies

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s cold war thriller Bridge Of Spies has arrived online, bringing us a glimpse at the first collaboration between the director and Tom Hanks in nearly a decade. Based on the real-life experiences of a New Yorker catapulted into the thick of it, Hanks stars as Brooklyn insurance lawyer James Donovan, who’s enlisted by the CIA to defend a captured Russian spy.

Things take a turn when a US fighter pilot is taken by the Soviets, and Donovan must rush to Berlin to negotiate a trade; the American pilot for the Russian. And that’s just the beginning of Donovan’s journey. Check out the first teaser trailer below:

Boasting an A-list director, star and writing team - the Coen brothers worked on the script - the film has a lot working in its favor and it shows. Historical features are undoubtedly Spielberg’s forte (Schindler’s List, Lincoln... err.. Jurassic Park?) and by the shape of this trailer a return to his favorite topic is absolutely fine by us.

Co-starring Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, and Alan Alda, Bridge of Spies opens in the UK on October 9 and the US on October 16.

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Gem Seddon

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.