After spending his last two roles embodying real-life icons Walt Dinsey and Captain Richard Phillips, Tom Hanks is reuniting with Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer for something a little different, a comedic drama with echoes of Death of a Salesman titled A Hologram for the King.
Based on the novel by Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King tells the story of a floundering American sales rep, Alan Clay, who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert. At this stage of his career Mr. Hanks has mostly played larger than life characters and it shall be interesting to see him portray a character so down on his luck.
Also starring in the film are Sarita Choudhury, Omar Elba, Tracey Fairaway, David Menkin and Tom Skerritt.
A Hologram for the King is slated to hits theatres in 2015 .
Source: The Hollywood Reporter