Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are joining forces once again for an upcoming Cold War-era spy flick. The movie should hit the big screen in the next few years.
Co-financed by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks, the flick tells the true story of an American attorney who helped negotiate the release of a spy plane pilot captured in Russia during the 60s. Tom Hanks will tackle the role of James Donovan, the man responsible for helping Francis Gary Powers find his way back home.
Hanks and Spielberg will begin shooting the project at some point this September. Unless something goes haywire during production, the spy thriller should arrive in theaters across North America on October 16.
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Acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country for Old Men) will provide the script for the flick. Although Matt Charman penned the first version of the tale, Variety explains that the Coen brothers will revise the screenplay he previously put together.
The Tom Hanks spy movie has screenwriters, a director, and a release date, but we don't have a title to share with the public as of this writing. As the film heads into production, chances are someone will decide to cook up a working title. For the moment, everyone is referring to the project as that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Cold War movie. That would definitely look good on a poster.
Since Tom Hanks is an insanely busy guy who loves to juggle multiple projects at once, this isn't the only major motion picture the actor has in the works. The Inquisitr previously reported that Hanks will re-team with Sleepless in Seattle co-star Meg Ryan for Ithaca, which is based on the 1942 novel of the same name by author William Saroyan.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced earlier this month that Tom Hanks will direct the project. In addition to Meg Ryan, McAuliffe hopes that a number of Virginia residents will appear in the upcoming motion picture.
The governor said in a statement:
"We couldn't be happier that Meg Ryan has chosen Virginia as the location for her directorial debut. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks on this film about an important time in American history."
Are you looking forward to the projects Tom Hanks and his frequent collaborators having in the works? Do you plan to catch his Cold War movie on the big screen in 2016?
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