Universal Lands Hanks’ “Larry Crowne”

Universal Pictures has scored North American distribution rights to the Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts comedy “Larry Crowne” from Vendome Pictures reports the trades.

The story deals with a man re-inventing his life. Hanks co-wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos and is directing for the first time since 1996’s “That Thing You Do”.

Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce and shooting kicks off in April in Los Angeles.