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Spielberg, Hanks movie gets official title and new star composer

By Zaki JufriMovies - 19 March 2015 11:45 AM | Updated 23 March 2015

Spielberg, Hanks movie gets official title and new star composer

Steven Spielberg‘s Cold-War thriller has been officially titled 'Bridge of Spies' and will now be scored by multiple Oscar-nominee Thomas Newman.

Newman is well-known for his work on the scores for 'The Shawshank Redemption', 'Finding Nemo', 'American Beauty' and 'Skyfall' and received 12 Oscar nominations to date.

He replaces composer John Williams, who was originally slated to work on the film, but was forced to drop out due to illness, according to Deadline.

'Bridge of Spies' is based on a true story and centers around a Brooklyn lawyer who enlisted by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot from behind the Iron Curtain.

The film is expected to hit theatres from 16 October 2015.