Known for the past few years simply as the Untitled Cold War Thriller, producer Marc Platt revealed in a new interview that the project from director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Hanks is now called Bridge of Spies. We saw the first photo of both the actor and director on the set back in December, and while the project was shot under the working title St. James Place, it now has a proper title. Here's what Marc Platt briefly had to say about the project in an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian.
"Then in October, I have a film directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks coming out called Bridge of Spies."
John Williams Fan has also confirmed the title, and that composer John Williams will provide the score, marking his 27th collaboration with director Steven Spielberg. The plot follows an American attorney named James Donovan (Tom Hanks), who was brought on by the CIA to negotiate the release of Francis Gary Powers, whose spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson round out the supporting cast.
The title Bridge of Spies is a reference to the Glienicke Bridge in Germany, which connected the American sector of West Berlin with Potsdam, a gateway to the Eastern Bloc. It was dubbed the Bridge of Spies during the 1960s, as U.S. and Soviet forces would often exchange spies and prisoners on this bridge. Francis Gary Powers was the first prisoner to be exchanged on that bridge, which lead to the Bridge of Spies nickname. Now that the thriller has an official title, hopefully we'll get to see the first trailer in the near future.