“That’s my dad” Coming Spielberg Hanks movie about…
“That’s my dad”: Coming Spielberg/Hanks movie about father of former Fort Mill woman.
In October, the movie “Bridge of Spies” – starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg – comes out. It is the story of Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan, who represented Rudolf Abel, the Soviet spy convicted in the late 1950s of espionage. In 1962, he was returned to the Soviet Union in exchange for Gary Powers, an American pilot shot down in 1960 in what came to be known as the U-2 incident.
Donovan died in 1970, but he lived a remarkable life as an intelligence officer, as a prosecutor at the post-World War II Nuremberg trials – and even as late-night phone buddy of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, as Donovan worked to get thousands of Bay of Pigs prisoners home after that failed coup.
“In our house in Brooklyn,” Fuller said, “life was a lot of things, but boring was never one of them.”