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).


 

Saving Mr Banks : featurettes & movie stills

November 09, 2013 - 0 comment


Tom Hanks was the star of the London Film Festival. After Captain Phillips, which opened the festival on October 9, his new movie Saving Mr Bankstelling the story and Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, was chosen to close the festival on October 21.
The North American premiere took place last night at the AFI Festival, which Tom Hanks attended along with the rest of the cast and director John Lee Hancock.
The movie will be released on November 29 in the United Kingdom and on December 20 in the United States.

Meanwhile, several official movie stills have been revealed. We've added them to the gallery.

 

You can also watch and download in our videos two featurettes including new extracts from the movie as well as interviews from the cast and director. You can click on each thumbnail to access the respective video.

 

Captain Phillips : B-Roll, extracts & press junket...

October 06, 2013 - 0 comment


We're less than a week away from the opening of Captain Phillips in North America. And it will open the 57th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday. There's a lot of buzz around this movie and we can feel it.
We've added around thirty new videos featuring Tom Hanks, starting with a dozen interviews from the red carpet at the New York Film Festival. Since then, two more movie premieres of Captain Phillips took place that Tom Hanks attended. One was in Los Angeles on September 30 and the other was in Washington, DC on October 2. Interviews made at these premieres have also been added to our videos.

 

Tom Hanks also made several press junket sections with various medias like Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, CBS News or E! News. You can watch and download a dozen of them in the Interviews.

 

An exclusive sneak preview released by Sony Pictures aired during the series finale of Breaking Bad last Sunday. It's a thrilling 2-minute trailer for what could become Tom Hanks's most talked about movie and performance. We also added a 7-minute video that takes you behind-the-scene of the filming of Captain Phillips. You'll see that this was actually filmed at sea.

 

Sony Pictures released five clips from the movie. Four of them could almost follow each other to show the pirates's attack on the cargo ship until they take control. The last one show how Captain Phillips got tricked into remaining in the lifeboat.

 

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