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Simon Brew Feb 13, 2017
Tom Hanks has been a busy man these past 12 months. As well as having three films released – A Hologram For The King, Inferno, Sully – and as well as undertaking the extensive press tours for them, he’s also shot another movie (The Circle), and polished off the screenplay to another.
The latter project is Greyhound, an adaptation of the novel The Good Shepherd by C S Forester. It’s a World War II-set drama, following a Navy officer who finally gets to command a destroyer, but has to get on top of his personal doubts and demons as he does so.
Aaron Scheider has signed on to direct the movie, that Hanks is also set to star in. The modestly priced movie – a $30m budget has been suggested – will go before the cameras in May. »
Some exciting news coming out of Germany today, where the 67th International Berlin Film Festival is currently underway. Deals are being made left, right and center and now, Deadline has word that Sony Pictures has swooped in to acquire the worldwide rights to Greyhound, Tom Hanks’ new WWII drama which he wrote and is set to star in, with Get Low‘s Aaron Schneider directing.
From what we understand, the plot will revolve around Hanks’ Commander George Krause, “a career officer finally given command of a Navy destroyer; along with the enemy he fights his self-doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs.” Based on C.S. Forester’s The Good Shepherd, FilmNation will provide the financing for the project with the budget coming in at roughly $30 million.
That’s all we’ve got to go on for now, but seeing Hanks return to sea should prove to be a real »
- Mark Cassidy
10 February 2017 8:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The script for the $40 million feature was written by Hanks based on the C.S. Forester novel The Good Shepherd. The Captain Phillips actor will star, and set himself back to sea in the film: The story centers on the commanding officer of the Navy destroyer Greyhound during World War II.
The film, »
- Rebecca Ford
Each year, the Sundance Film Festival rolls out an enviable lineup of jury members — billed as “experts in film, art, culture and science” — to dole out awards to the feature-length works shown at the festival. In total, 28 prizes (and sometimes more!) will be announced at a ceremony on January 28 (as ever, Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 24). The festival has now announced this year’s various jury members, including actors, filmmakers, producers, writers and other luminaries (and, yes, plenty of Sundance alums pop up amongst their ranks).
Additionally, the festival has also announced that actress, comedian, correspondent and podcast host Jessica Williams will host the annual awards. Jones seems poised to have a very busy Sundance indeed, as she also toplines James Strouse’s premiere “The Incredible Jessica James,” which will close out the festival the night before.
The awards, which recognize standout artistic and story elements, »
- Kate Erbland
4 items from 2017
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