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'A Hologram for the King' film will star Tom Hanks

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(Read caption) Tom Hanks (l.) will reportedly star in and produce a film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel 'A Hologram For the King.'

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Tom Hanks will reportedly star in and produce the film adaptation of Dave EggersNational Book Award finalist “A Hologram for the King.”

“King” will be directed by Hanks’ “Cloud Atlas” co-director, Tom Tykwer, who helmed the movie with Andy and Lana Wachowski. Tykwer also adapted “Hologram” into script form.

Hanks and the other partner in his Playtone production company, Gary Goetzman, will serve as two of the film’s producers.

The story follows a businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to attempt to sell an IT system to the country’s monarch, a sale that would allow him to save himself from financial ruin.

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