A Hologram For the King : first picture

May 15, 2014 - 2 comments


Tom Hanks is currently in Morroco where he's filming an adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel A Hologram For the King. Eggers is a rightly celebrated writer, and this particular novel was a National Book Award finalist, as well as one of the New York Times Book Review's Best Books of the Year.

Tom Hanks is reteaming with one of the Cloud Atlas directors, Tom Tykwer, who adapted the book and will direct the movie.

The story deals with a struggling businessman in a rising Saudi Arabian city, who pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment — and a moving story of how we got here.

The first picture has been released yesterday. It features Tom Hanks as a business-suited looking perplexed and out of place in what appears to be a sprawling desert. You can see a larger version in our gallery by clicking on the thumbnail.

The film is currently in production, and the supporting cast includes Tom Skerritt (Alien), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Tracey Fairaway (Enough Said), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty), Omar Elba (Intelligence) and Dhaffer L'Abidine (Children of Men).


 

SAG, Golden Globes... : photos & videos

January 25, 2014 - 0 comment


The 2014 award season is at its height! Several ceremonies took place in just a couple of days. Tom Hanks was nominated several times for his portrayal of Captain Richard Phillips but unfortunately did win any. You can see the list of nominations in our Awards page.

Tom Hanks was awarded with a Chairman's Award at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival. You can see two interviews also featuring Julia Roberts, as well as his 8-minute acceptance speech in our videos.

 

We've also added the videos of Tom Hanks's appareances at the various award ceremonies. He was a presenter at the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards.

 

Photos of the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, 71st Annual Golden Globes and 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival have all been added to our gallery.

 

Oscars 2014 : nominations

January 16, 2014 - 2 comments


The nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards have been announced today. Unfortunately, Tom Hanks is not nominated for his portrayal of Captain Richard Phillips, nor Walt Disney.

 

However, the movie Captain Phillips is nominated as Best Picture and received five other Academy Award nominations.

  • Best Picture
  • Actor in a Supporting Role (Barkhad Abdi)
  • Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Billy Ray)
  • Film Editing (Christopher Rouse)
  • Sound Editing (Oliver Tarney)
  • Sound Mixing (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro)

Saving Mr Banks receives only one nomination, that of Best Music, Original Score (Thomas Newman).

 

The ceremony will take place on March 2nd and will air live on ABC at 7e/4p.

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