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Tom Hanks Becomes Walt Disney In First Official Image From Saving Mr. Banks
Let's make a list of straightforward, warm-hearted, lovable American men who we want to be our adoptive fathers. Tom Hanks is totally at the top of it, right? Our modern-day answer to Jimmy Stewart, Hanks has spent decades embodying pretty much everything good about American identity, from fearless World War II soldiers to history-changing Alabamans to a kid who just wants to make better toys
Tom Hanks And Tom Tykwer Reteaming To Make Dave Eggers' A Hologram For The King
The last time that director Tom Tykwer and Tom Hanks collaborated the result was 2012's Cloud Atlas, one of the most ambitious and under-appreciated films of the last few years. So it is with great pleasure that we learn today that the two men are getting set to reunite on another project.
Tom Hanks Gets Heroic In Captain Phillips Trailer
You'd better believe Captain Phillips is set for a release timed for the Oscars-- it's coming to theaters on October 11. It's been more than two decades since Tom Hanks won an Oscar-- could he be due for another this year?
Tom Hanks' Broadway Show Adds Maura Tierney, Courtney B. Vance
Vance is a stage icon, a two-time Tony Award nominee for his performance opposite James Earl Jones in August Wilsonís Fences as well as his turn in Six Degrees of Separation. Tierney, meanwhile, will be making her Broadway debut in the show, which was written by Ephron and will be directed by George C. Wolfe.
Get Your First Look At Tom Hanks As Walt Disney In Saving Mr. Banks
There aren't many studio creators that the average movie-goer could pick out of a line-up, but Walt Disney's look was pretty damn iconic. From the nice suit, to the short and tight haircut to the perfectly manicured mustache, Disney didn't need to be palling around with Mickey Mouse to get noticed.
Paul Giamatti And Billy Bob Thornton Join Tom Hanks' JFK Assassination Movie
When Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman first announced their intention to produce Peter Landesmanís proposed adaptation of Vincent Bugliosiís Kennedy assassination book Reclaiming History, the project was billed as a meticulous character study with a real ensemble feel. Consequently, many speculated Parkland would probably steer clear of household names since there wouldnít be any clear leads. It turns out thatís not the case.
Tom Hanks Reteams With Robert Zemeckis For Major Matt Mason
Hanks says that he came up with the story while working on Larry Crowne and recruited Graham Yost (Speed) to help him polish the story of an astronaut who is helping a group survive an adventure at a moon-based space station. The character of Major Matt Mason is based on a very popular space toy that hit the shelves in 1966, right before man walked on the moon.
Cloud Atlas Banners Dazzle With Transforming Actors
Beyond the promise of epic storytelling, on a grand scale, Cloud Atlas also boasts a remarkable cast, many of whom are called on to play various roles throughout the winding narrative. The film's website gave us an early taste of these transformations, and now the latest banners posit some of these characters in the lushly realized worlds they inhabit.
Tom Hanks Wants Michel Hazanavicius For In The Garden Of Beasts
Hanks reportedly is looking at The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius to possibly direct the adaptation of In the Garden of Beasts, an historical project in which Hanks would star. The two-time Oscar winner would play William Dodd, the U.S. ambassador to Germany during Hitlerís reign.
Wachowskis Reveal 2001 Inspiration And Why They Cast Tom Hanks In Cloud Atlas
Later this week what might be the most ambitious and truly spectacular film of the year will debut in Toronto. OK, that could really apply to a lot of the big fall movies premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, but in particular I mean Cloud Atlas, the new film from Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana in collaboration with Tom Tykwer,
Tom Hanks Producing JFK Assassination Drama
Hanks and Goetzman will produce Parkland an indie drama that's title refers to the Parkland Memorial Hospital that took in and ultimately pronounced dead Kennedy, his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and Oswald's killer Jack Ruby.
Halle Berry And Tom Hanks Get Futuristic In First Cloud Atlas Images
As you might guess by the fact that the massive cast includes a lot of actors not featured here, these images come from just two of the six intertwined stories, which take place over the course of a millennium and range from science-fiction adventures to the old-fashioned tale of an American merchant traveling the South Pacific
Colin Farrell Cast In Mary Poppins Drama Saving Mr. Banks
Farrell will play Traversí father, the inspiration for the workaholic character George Banks in the famous musical Mary Poppins. Given Farrellís age, in relation to Emma Thompson, weíre guessing that means heíll be featured in flashbacks?
Cool 3D Television Ad Takes Unique Angle On Three Classic Movie Posters
I wish we knew who designed the posters, because Iíd love to turn them loose on a Jaws poster that looks down, into the water, at the massive shark which is ascending toward the surface. Or how about a Wizard of Oz poster that looks over the shoulders of Dorothy and her companions to get a unique glimpse of the yellow-brick road.
Tom Hanks And Emma Thompson In Talks To Star In Film About Mary Poppins
Itís not a Mary Poppins remake or sequel or reboot. Given the reaction we got from many readers the last time we shared news about this project, I thought that should be said upfront. Based on a ďBlack ListĒ script by Kelly Marcel, Saving Mr. Banks will tell the story of how Walt Disney obtained the movie rights to Mary Poppins from the storyís author P.L. Travers. Apparently, this was no easy feat, and took fourteen years for Disney to accomplish.