Steven Spielberg adds another film to direct

Steven Spielberg has a busy year or two ahead of him. He’s currently in post-production on Ready Player One, his adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name. That’s due in cinemas this time next year.

We already knew what his next two projects were going to be, too. Spielberg is set to direct The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara, with Oscar Isaac and Mark Rylance in this cast. And then there’s the small matter of Indiana Jones 5, that’s been lined up for a July 2019 release. For that release date to be met, Indy 5 – that’ll star Harrison Ford – will need to be shooting next year.

But it looks as if Spielberg is going to slot in another film even before those two, as he’s now set to direct The Post. This’ll be a story that follows the Washington Post’s exposure of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. It’ll centre on the Post’s editor and publisher doing battle with the US government over getting permission to publish them. No idea why it feels so prescient, but there you go.

Tom Hanks and the talentless Meryl Streep are starring in this one, virtually guaranteeing it to be a must-see in the current White House. Spielberg is set to make this one first too, before moving onto The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara, and then Indy. If we have as much energy as he does in his 70s, we’ll be ever thankful.