Tom Hanks comedy A Man Called Otto is full-steam ahead with filming set to begin next month on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we can reveal.
STX International has boarded international sales rights to the hot project ahead of the virtual EFM and CAA Media Finance will rep domestic alongside Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark. We hear interest is already growing among potential suitors for the project, which will be among the bigger budgeted movies on sale during the market.
Joining Oscar winner Hanks in the comedy adaptation of the Scandinavian hit A Man Called Ove are Mariana Treviño (Overboard), Rachel Keller (Legion) and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (6 Underground). [Source]
News: STX & CAA Board Sales On Tom Hanks Comedy ‘A Man Called Otto’
Written by Mouza on February 19
News: Tom Hanks eyed to play Geppetto in ‘Pinocchio’
Written by Mouza on August 10
After earning an Oscar nomination for playing Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tom Hanks is zeroing in on another children’s favorite. We are hearing that he is in early negotiations to play Geppetto in Disney and Robert Zemeckis’ live-action retelling of Pinocchio.
Although insiders say negotiations are very early, we hear that after reading the script, Hanks has reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he wants to do the film. Disney has always longed for Hanks to play the woodcarver, having approached him years ago when Paul King was attached to direct. That deal was never made, but given Hanks and Zemeckis’ long-standing relationship going back to when they both won Oscars for their work on Forrest Gump, this seems more likely to move forward. [More at Source]
News: Apple TV+ Sets July 10 Release For ‘Greyhound’
Written by Mouza on June 12
Apple has set a July 10 release date for Greyhound, the World War II drama that stars Tom Hanks, who wrote the script from C.S. Foreste’s novel The Good Shepherd. The film will make its global premiere exclusively on streaming service Apple TV+ in more than 100 countries.
Greyhound was slated to be released theatrically by Sony Pictures, but Deadline revealed on May 19 that the uncertainty over the COVID-19 theater closures prompted a worldwide rights deal in what became Apple’s biggest investment in a feature film, at around $70 million. The pic is produced by Playtone Production, FilmNation Entertainment and Sony Pictures/Stage Six Films. [Source]
News: “A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood” Going to TIFF
Written by Mouza on August 01
Our #TIFF19 Galas include: Marielle Heller’s A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, starring @TomHanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, and Wendy Makkena. #TIFF19 https://t.co/WxxPNCMIuH pic.twitter.com/teQjHzowW6
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) July 23, 2019
News: The Graham Norton Show announces episode dedicated to Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep
Written by on December 15
The Graham Norton Show is really rolling out the red carpet and inviting Hollywood royalty onto its sofa.
On Friday, January 12, the late night chat show will welcome Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
Both actors will be promoting their forthcoming Steven Spielberg movie The Post, which has already picked up awards season buzz and nominations
And… that’s it! Yes, apart from musical guests in the form of band First Aid Kit, Tom and Meryl will be the ONLY celebrity guests; which, if you think about it, actually makes a lot of sense.
We mean, any more star power put on the sofa and it would FOR SURE crumble to dust. [Source]