Universal to Distribute Tom Hanks' Larry Crowne
02.11.10 by BJSprecher
Tom Hanks' first directorial effort since 1996's That Thing You Do has secured a domestic distribution deal through Universal Pictures. According to Deadline Hollywood. In addition to directing Larry Crowne, Hanks will star in the movie alongside his Charlie Wilson's War co-star, Julia Roberts.
The plot of Larry Crowne is unknown at this time, even though the idea for the movie has been around for several years. Hanks came up with the basic plot back in 2006 and tapped Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) to write a first draft of the screenplay, then titled Talk of the Town. The two have been collaborating on the script ever since. More details are likely to emerge as the planned April start of production approaches.