'A Hologram for the King' film will star Tom Hanks(Read article summary)
Dave Eggers' National Book Award finalist will star and be produced by 'Cloud Atlas' actor Tom Hanks.
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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.
The actor recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (another book adaptation) as well as “Cloud” and will portray Walt Disney in the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” which is slated for this December.
“Hologram,” which was released in 2012 and was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 best of the year as well as one of the 10 best of the year by Amazon.
“The revelations aren't new, but any middle-aged person wondering where his or her career disappeared to during the past five years will easily relate to the main character,” she wrote.