The first trailer for Steven Spielberg drama The Post has been released.

It tells the real-life story of the Washington Post’s legal battle to publish classified information about the Vietnam War following a government cover-up.

It stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and Sarah Paulson.

The film is set for release in the UK on 19 January and the US on 22 December.

The Post is based on a screenplay by Liz Hannah that landed at former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures.

Pascal, Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger will serve as producers, while the executive producer roster includes Rachel O’Connor, Tim and Trevor White, and Adam Somner.

Fox will distribute in the US, while international will go through channels including Amblin Entertainment parent company Amblin Partners’ output deals. Amblin Partners is owned by Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, eOne, Alibaba Pictures and Universal Filmed Entertainment.