Variety reports that the Cohen Brothers have signed on to write the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Cold War Drama. The untitled film also has Tom Hanks attached to star.
The untitled project is based on the true story of James Donovan, who Hanks will portray. Donovan was the American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia two years earlier.
It will be exciting to see what might come of a Spielberg/Coen Brothers collaboration. Spielberg has not officially signed up to direct this movie. You have to wonder, if Spielberg pursues another venture, might the Coen Brothers step in and take over directing duties.