A Hologram For the King : first picture
May 15, 2014
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).