Other than the upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks", where the wonderful Tom Hanks will portray Walt Disney, he's been staying away from the spotlight for some time now. Now, news of a new project has surfaced, where Hanks will both star and help produce.
The project is called "Hologram for the King" and it is being helmed by Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run"). Based on Dave Eggers novel, the story follows a struggling America businessman as he pursues a final attempt to save his house and pay his daunter's college tuition. Set up against the backdrop of Saudi Arabia, the story sounds like it will utilize a lot of powerful themes, as illuminated by Hanks' amazing talent.
The film is being produced by X Filme Creative Pool and Hanks' company Playtone. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.
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