Saving Mr Banks : official movie still
July 10, 2013 - 1 comment
Tom Hanks is Walt Disney! We had previously shared with you photos of the filming of Tom Hanks's upcoming movie Saving Mr Banks, directed by Academy Award-winning winning directed John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side).
The very first official movie still has been released today. You can click on the thumbnail to enlarge it. Photos of the filming are also available in our gallery.
Tom Hanks will star as Walt Disney himself, opposite Emma Thompson (as P.L. Travers), Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford and Paul Giamatti among others. Saving Mr Banks will be the very first film to depict the iconic entrepreneur Walt Disney.
The movie will be released in limited theaters on December 13, 2013 before going wide in the United States on December 20th. It will be released a week later, on December 26th, in Australia and unfortunately, you will have to wait until January 2014 if you live in the United Kingdom.
Tom Hanks to team up with Tom Tykwer again
June 15, 2013 - 0 comment
Tom Hanks is reteaming with one of the Cloud Atlas directors, Tom Tykwer, on a feature adapted from Dave Eggers' novel A Hologram For the King. Tom Tykwer adapted the book and will direct the movie, for which CAA is in the process of securing financing.
Here's the full synopsis of this book released in 2012.
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman 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.
Tom Hanks and his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman will produce with Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott and Tykwer of X Filme Creative Pool.
We will tell you more about this new project as soon as we get more details.
Captain Phillips : first official trailer
May 08, 2013 - 0 comment
The first official trailer for the movie Captain Phillips directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Trilogy, United 93...) has just been released. It's bracing, exciting, riveting and it is considered by many as another Oscar contending role for Tom Hanks. You can watch it in our videos by clicking on the thumbnails below.
Update: the trailer is now available in HD.
The movie is based on Richard Phillips's memoir A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea and tells the story of Capt. Richard Phillips, the leader of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama who gave himself up as a hostage to Somali pirates to keep his crew from having to leave the ship with them. After three days alone with the armed pirates in a small lifeboat, Phillips was saved by Navy SEALS who staged a raid that left three captors dead and another in custody.
The script was written by Billy Ray (Hart's War, Flightplan, State of Play…). The movie is produced by the team behind The Social Network, that is to say Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey.
The movie will hit threater on October 11, 2013 in the United States and in the United Kingdom.