During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (DISNEY)
This is the fourth collaboration for Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks and Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg. Their previous films were 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan”, 2002’s “Catch Me If You Can” and 2004’s “The Terminal”. Mark Rylance is best known for his role on TV’s “Wolf Hall” and will be re-teaming with Spielberg on the upcoming family fantasy adventure “The BFG”, based on the classic Roald Dahl book. “The BFG” will mark Spielberg’s first movie released by the core Walt Disney Pictures studio. “Bridge of Spies” is a Touchstone and DreamWorks Pictures release, under the Disney umbrella.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.