Newswire: Multiple distributors pick up Tom Hanks’ A Hologram For The King
Tom Hanks’ latest film, the Dave Eggers adaptation A Hologram For The King, has been picked up for joint U.S. distribution by Lionsgate, Roadside Pictures, and Saban Films. The film, which reunites Hanks with Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer, sees the actor playing a desperate, washed-up businessman who is still somehow irresistibly charming, because he’s being played by Tom Hanks.
Adapted from Eggers’ 2012 novel, the movie was shot last year in Germany and Morocco, with a cast that includes Tom Skerritt and Homeland’s Sarita Choudhury. Hanks plays a man attempting to right the wrongs in his life by landing a massive IT contract with the Saudi Arabian king.
Because nothing generates buzz like a sweaty Tom Hanks and the ineffable musk of a wild Tom Skerritt, Hologram has done very well for itself at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Besides the aforementioned deal for U …