Steven Spielberg to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post

Fans of veteran Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep can rejoice!

The full details of the film are still being negotiated, and there's no time yet known on when it might be released, according to Deadline.

The Pentagon Papers is the colloquial title for United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, an official Pengtagon report outlining the country's military dealings in Vietnam.

The documents showed that President Lyndon Johnson had "systematically lied" to the American public and to Congress about involvement in Vietnam, and showed that the USA military had expanded the war outside the borders of Vietnam into neighboring Laos and Cambodia. Since they first worked together on 1998's Saving Private Ryan, Spielberg has directed Hanks in Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, and Bridge of Spies (they also shared producer credits on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and The Pacific); now, they're teaming again, and adding another legend to the mix.

The Times and the Post both continued to publish the documents after the court order. "This is the true story of how Washington Post scion Katharine Graham and legendary editor Ben Bradlee overcame their differences to publish the story that would change their lives and forever changed the relationship between the White House and the press".

The Post joined forces with the Times to fight the court battle, which climbed all the way to the Supreme Court.

Streep was branded an "overrated actress" by U.S. President Donald Trump after she criticised him for belittling a disabled journalist at the Golden Globes in January.