Several sources are reporting today that the 'Untitled Steven Spielberg Project,' formerly known as The Post, has been retitled The Papers. This most likely refers to the Pentagon Papers, but I wonder if it might also include the fact that the publishing of the Pentagon Papers was a duel effort that actually began with The New York Times, not the Washington Post. Regardless, the new title is more fitting.
In addition to the new title, at least twelve new cast members were revealed today. IMDb has already added the names, and it's quite impressive. Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson) Michael Stuhlbarg (from TV's Fargo and the upcoming Call Me By Your Name which I cannot wait for), Matthew Rhys (whom I absolutely adore from The Americans) and Tracy Letts (who of course wrote August: Osage County), among others. Unfortunately, the characters each is playing is not yet listed, but I'm sure we could speculate to high heaven as to who is playing whom. I'm particularly interested in which actress of either Carrie Coon or Alison Brie will play Meryl's daughter, Lally. By the looks of her, I'm guessing Brie. I imagine Sarah Paulson will portray Tom Hanks's wife, Tony Bradlee.
Regardless of who ends up where, this is a splendid cast. It's almost impossible to not imagine or expect a SAG ensemble win for this group, particularly since there are so many speaking parts and characters intertwined. All anchored by our girl, of course. I couldn't be more please with this news.