The Hollywood Reporter shares casting news for Tom’s newest film “A Hologram for the King” which starts filming next week!
Based on a novel by Dave Eggers, the comedic drama starts shooting in Morocco on Thursday.
A Hologram for the King, a comedic drama starring Tom Hanks, has rounded out the cast with Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Omar Elba (Intelligence), Tracey Fairaway (Enough Said), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Skerritt (Ted, Top Gun). The film, directed by Tom Tykwer, begins shooting in Morocco Thursday.
Set in an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian city, the film follows American businessman Alan Clay’s (Hanks) last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy, pay his daughter’s college fees, and finally accomplish something big.
Shooting will take place in Morocco and Germany through June.
The film, adapted by Tykwer from a novel by Dave Eggers, is produced by Uwe Schott and Stefan Arndt of X Filme Creative Pool; Arcadiy Golubovich and Timothy D. O’Hair of Primeridian; and Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone; in association with Silver Reel Entertainment, and Fabrica de Cine. Eggers, Steven Shareshian of Playtone, Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel, Gaston Pavlovich of Fabrica de Cine, and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel of Lotus International will executive produce.
A Hologram for the King reunites Hanks, Tykwer, Schott, and Arndt after working together on Cloud Atlas, which has grossed over $130 million globally.
Lotus introduced the picture at AFM in November and is handling international sales. CAA is representing the domestic rights.
Choudhury plays Mira Berenson on Showtime’s Homeland. She’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Washington Square Films.
Elba and Fairaway are repped by Innovative Artists; Menkin by The American Agency; and Skerritt by Resolution.
Ben Kingsley, Mandy Patinkin and Catherine Zeta-Jones reveal new sides to themselves in THR’s first-look images from Sunday’s show.
The stars are getting weird on Jimmy Kimmel’s ninth post-Oscar special.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars is set to air after the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, with House of Cards and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey joining Kimmel on the couch. But Kimmel has recruited an impressive list of A-listers for special appearances during the hour-long show.
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts first-look images from the special featuring Tom Hanks, Ben Kingsley, Mandy Patinkin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in rather unique situations — with details being kept under wraps.
From the looks of it, Gordon-Levitt finds himself in a toothless bind, Hanks channels the dark side, Kingsley and Patinkin are transported to centuries past and Zeta-Jones revisits Chicago with a trippy routine.
Other stars making appearances Sunday include Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz, Abbie Cornish, Barkhad Abdi, Seth Rogen, Morgan Freeman, Andy Garcia, Adam Driver, Queen Latifah, Gary Oldman and Anjelica Huston.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars airs Sunday, March 2, following the Academy Awards on ABC.
Tom & Rita are at the BAFTA Awards in London. Here are the first pics of them arriving at the event!
- Tom Hanks Web > 2014 > February 16 | BAFTA Awards
Tom attended the ACE Eddie Awards last night and presented an award to Paul Greengrass his director for Captain Phillips!
- Tom Hanks Web > 2014 > February 7 | ACE Eddie Awards – Audience
- Tom Hanks Web > 2014 > February 7 | ACE Eddie Awards – Ceremony
- Tom Hanks Web > 2014 > February 7 | ACE Eddie Awards – Green Room
Tom is pairing up with his friend Meg Ryan but this time behind the scenes. Deadline shares the news on Ithaca!
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are reuniting. Ryan will make her directorial debut on Ithaca, which will be executive produced by Hanks and his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.
Adapted from William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy, the film is set in 1942 in a small town in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother. As spring turns to summer, Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good berlinaleofficialposterpeople of Ithaca.
He’ll also struggle with one message that will change him forever. Ryan will act in the film alongside Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith, and Ryan’s son Jack Quaid. Erik Jendresen (Band Of Brothers) wrote the screenplay. Janet Brenner, Laura Ivey, Ryan and Jendresen are producing. The Exchange is handling worldwide sales and will start shopping the title in Berlin next week. Production is set to begin this summer.
“Ithaca is a deceptively simple story, by turns stark and lyrical. It’s sometimes shockingly unsentimental and yet, by some little miracle, never cynical. I am delighted to no end to bring a tale of such vibrancy and heart to the screen,” said Ryan.
Last night the Grammy’s did a salute to the Beatles and Paul & Rita were in attendance. I have added images from the event to the gallery.
Last night Tom attended the Directors Guild of America Awards and Tom went to support his Captain Phillips Director Paul Greengrass.
Last night Tom & Rita attended the annual MusiCares Person of the Year where Carole King was honored for her work. Images of Tom & Rita at the event are now in the gallery!
- Tom Hanks Web > 2014 > January 24 | MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King
- Tom Hanks Web > 2014 > January 24 | MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King – Audience