He’s been Captain Phillips and Captain Sullenberger, now Tom Hanks is set to play yet another vessel master with the World War II drama “Greyhound” at FilmNation.
What makes this one a little different is that Hanks himself wrote the script and hopes to star in the mid-$30 million budgeted project which “Get Low” helmer Aaron Schneider will direct for Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone.
Hanks would play a career officer finally given command of a Navy destroyer, who must fight not only the enemy but his own self doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs.
Hanks stars in “Sully” which opened today and is on track for a very robust $32 million weekend, and will be back in cinemas in just a few weeks reprising his role of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in the Dan Brown novel adaptation “Inferno”.
To tie in with “Sully,” Jimmy Kimmel Live has done a segment in which the roles are reversed – they got the real Captain Sullenberger to star in a faux film called “Hanks” – a biopic of Tom Hanks which covers his rise to fame. Check out the segment below: