It's hard to deny that Tom Hanks is great at what he does, and it seems like most movies he stars in these days are event movies for your folks. People's folks be showing up for everything Hanks does, but they're gonna have a hard time turning up for his latest unless they live in Germany.
According to /Film (link below), Hanks reunited with Tom Tykwer, one of his three Cloud Atlas directors, for A Hologram for the King, based on the novel of the same name by Dave Eggers.
Hanks stars as Alan Clay, “a foundering American businessman who finds himself in the middle of the desert trying to make a business deal, with unanticipated surprises along the way.” The struggling businessman heads to Saudi Arabia to get some contracts signed to provide IT for a new building being constructed in the desert.
With A Hologram for the King opening in theaters this spring, so expect a domestic trailer soon. The adaptation also features Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Omar Elba (Intelligence), Tracey Fairaway (Enough Said), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Skerritt (Top Gun).
Tom Skerritt, you say? Is he going to try slipping the sausage to any underage girls like he did in Poison Ivy? Sorry Skerritt, that movie ruined you forever in my book. Gross, dude. Just gross. Hanks is great though, love him, and I'm one of the five people on this planet who thinks Cloud Atlas is an underrated masterpiece, so this should be right up my alley. Let's hope it sees the light of day over here.