Interview: Screenwriter Matt Charman discusses Bridge of Spies

He chats about working on the film, his favourite Steven Spielberg script and his next project, Patriot’s Day.

Twentieth Century Fox release Steven Spielberg’s upcoming thriller Bridge of Spies in UK cinemas on 26th November.

The thriller, inspired by true events, sees Tom Hanks as insurance claims lawyer James Donovan who finds himself sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured U-2 pilot at the height of the Cold War in 1957. When artist Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) is arrested as a spy and Donovan is tasked by the American government with defending him the pair become key to the pilot’s release.

DIY spoke with Bridge of Spies’ screenwriter Matt Charman about working on the film, his favourite Steven Spielberg script and his next project, Patriot’s Day starring Mark Wahlberg.

Watch the interview below.

Bridge of Spies is released in UK cinemas on Thursday 26th November.

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