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Tom Tykwer to adapt Dave Eggers 'A Hologram for the King' with Tom Hanks

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MUMBAI: Cast Away veteran star Tom Hanks is teaming up with Tom Tykwer in a film adaption of the Dave Eggers novel A Hologram for the King. Hanks will reportedly star in it with Run Lola Run director Tykwer at the helm. Tykwer has also recently worked with Hanks wherein the former co-directed Cloud Atlas starring Hanks and Hally Berry in the lead.

The Dave Eggers‘ novel, A Hologram for the King was published last year by McSweeney‘s and became a National Book Award finalist.

The story revolves around a struggling businessman who, after failing in America, heads to a rising Saudi Arabian city for a last ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter‘s college tuition, and do something memorable.

The film will be financially backed by X Filme Creative Pool producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott and Tykwer, who are also teamed with Playtone partners Hanks and Gary Goetzman. While the financing has not yet been put together, CAA, which represents Hanks, Eggers and Tykwer, is under the process of arranging the finance.

Hanks and Tyker‘s previous collaboration Cloud Atlas saw Hanks taking over several roles. Hanks who is all set to fawn the audiences this October with his Paul Greengrass directed Captain Phillips wherein he plays the title role. The movie is slated to hit the theatres on October 11.

Following this, Hanks would also be seen stepping into the shoes of the legendary Walt Disney character in the John Lee Hancock directed Saving Mr. Banks which is set to go on floors in the middle of the Oscar season on December 20.

Hanks currently is starring on Broadway, playing an ace crime reporter Mike McAlary in the Nora Ephron play called Lucky Guy.

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