Screenplay: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

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Bridge of Spies Screenplay

Bridge of Spies: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen

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