Tom Hanks to Star in Film Adaptation of A Hologram for the King
Tom Hanks will once again join Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer for another film adaptation of a beloved novel. The Wrap reports that the 2012 novel A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers, nominated for the National Book Award, was recently adapted by Tykwer and is set to be produced by Tykwer, Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott.
A Hologram for the King follows the story of a struggling businessman who, hit hard by America’s recession, travels to a swiftly-rising Saudi Arabian city to pursue one final effort to prevent foreclosure, pay his daughter’s tuition and leave a lasting, memorable impression.
A Hologram for the King analyzes the global economy’s effect on an individual and that man’s battle to hold together himself and his family in times of struggle.
The film doesn’t have a studio attached yet, but this high-profile project will surely draw droves of attention very soon. Hanks is set to star as Walt Disney in the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks and as the titular character in Captain Phillips.
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