HBO has ordered a six-hour miniseries about American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the network announced Friday.
Lewis and Clark is being produced by Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig. The miniseries is based on the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen A. Ambrose.
“In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America’s ‘manifest destiny,’” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “We are tremendously excited to bring together this incredible group of talents to tell a seminal American story.”
HBO and National Geographic Studios are producing with Playtone, Plan B and Class 5. Norton, Michelle Ashford and John Curran are writing with Curran slated to direct. Casey Affleck will play Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts will play Clark. [source]
Written by staff on February 11
Written by staff on February 11
Tom Hanks will replace Brian Williams on Thursday’s edition of “Late Show with David Letterman.” The last-minute guest had to be called in when Williams backed out of his scheduled appearance Sunday.
In some ways, the Hanks encounter should be equally fascinating: Hanks had been at the Rangers game with Williams when the newsman was honoring the veteran, Tim Terpak. It was during this game that Williams once again recounted the story that got him into so much hot water in the first place. (At the game, Hanks was also reunited with “Wilson.”) [source]
Written by staff on January 09
Happy new year everyone!
Sorry for the late coverage but as you all know, Tom was one of the 5 people honored in the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors.
“The Kennedy Center celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “Al Green’s iconic voice stirs our souls in a style that is all his own; Tom Hanks has a versatility that ranks him among the greatest actors of any generation; one of the world’s greatest ballerinas, Patricia McBride continues to carry forward her legacy for future generations; Sting’s unique voice and memorable songwriting have entertained audiences for decades; and from the days of her early television and theatrical appearances, Lily Tomlin has made us laugh and continues to amaze us with her acting talent and quick wit.”
Here is the video of the full segment dedicated to Tom during the night:
Public Appearances > 2014 > 6 December – 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner – Arrivals
Public Appearances > 2014 > 6 December – 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner
Public Appearances > 2014 > 7 December – Kennedy Center Honors Gala – Arrivals
Public Appearances > 2014 > 7 December – Kennedy Center Honors Gala
Public Appearances > 2014 > 7 December – Kennedy Center Honors Gala – After Party
Written by staff on December 06
I’ve uploaded 25 pictures of Tom yesterday at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. You can check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below:
Public Appearances > 2014 > 4 December – Arriving to the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Public Appearances > 2014 > 4 December – National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony