Come and cogg this spesh new yarn from CLOUD ATLAS' Tom Twyker and Tom Hanks, on the true-true!!
Howdy do, everyone, Papa Vinyard here.
Last time Tom Hanks teamed up with Tom Twyker (RUN LOLA RUN, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER), it was when Twyker collaborated with the Wachowski siblings on the unjustifiably-ignored CLOUD ATLAS. Now, we get word via Deadline that the actor and director will collaborate on an adaptation of Dave Eggers' A Hologram For The King. The book concerns an American businessman in Saudi Arabia who must fight through his alcoholism to help his family and do something important with his life.
While this premise is far more humdrum and low-key than any of Twyker's mainstream films (including THE INTERNATIONAL), the combo of Twyker (who helmed the 1936, 1973, and 2012 segments of CLOUD ATLAS (the latter of which featured Hanks killer, thugged-out, bald British writer) and the still hugely-famous Hanks is enough to get excited about. Hanks turned in some of the best work of his two-time Oscar-winning career in that flick, and honestly, their next film could be about the actor making wet beer farts in Saudi Arabia and I'd still be onboard. Their interpretation of this work by the best-selling Eggers should be visually captivating, given Twyker's filmography, and well-acted, if nothing else.
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