Tom Hanks is reuniting with his Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer for a big screen version of Dave Eggers’s National Book Award finalist, A Hologram for the King. Tykwer, who also helmed Run Lola Run and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, adapted the novel and will direct. The story details “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,” Deadline writes. Yup, Tom Hanks can do his Tom Hanks thing with that. Definitely.
Tom Hanks. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/2011 Getty Images