Tom Hanks is set to produce and star in a big screen adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel A Hologram For The King. Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer is set to direct the picture from a script he adapted.
The story follows "a struggling businessman who, after failing in America, heads to a rising Saudi Arabian city for a last ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and do something memorable." Throughout the story he "fights to hold himself and his splintering family together."
I'm a huge fan of Hanks and his film work. The guy is just one of the best actors out there, and he can pull off anything. This seems like it will be another great project for him to tackle. You'll next be able to see Hanks in the Paul Greengrass-directed Captain Phillips. He's also set to play Walt Disney in the John Lee Hancock-directed Saving Mr. Banks.
Tykwer is also a talented director who many of you know directed Run Lola Run. If you haven't seen that film yet, I suggest you check it out because it's fantastic. This movie has a solid small team of talent so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with the material.