Dreamworks & 20th Century Fox begin preliminary production on Spy Thriller. The new untitled Cold War Spy Thriller stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and is being headed by three -time Academy Award winner, Steven Spielberg. Set to shoot in New York and Berlin, the film will also star Tony winner, Mark Rylance and Academy nominees, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda.
The still untitled film is based on the true story of James Donavan, an attorney who is thrust into the middle of the Cold War when he is sent on what might be an impossible mission by the CIA to negotiate the releaes of a captured American U-2 pilot.
20th Century along with Dreamworks and Participant Media are responsible for the financing and marketing of the film. Directing and producing the film will be Steven Spielberg with co-producers, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger . The executive producers are Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi The screenplay is by three-time Academy Award® winners Joel and Ethan Coen and Matt Charman.
The film will be released in U.S. theaters October 16, 2015.