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‘Ithaca’ Trailer: Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Reunite in the World War II Drama

Ryan also steps behind the camera for the first time.

Throwback Thursday came early this week. In a reunion from their “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail” days, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are reuniting once again — this time with Ryan both in front of and behind the camera. The actress makes her directorial debut with “Ithaca,” a World War II drama arriving later this year. Watch its first trailer below.

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Alex Neustaedter stars as a bicycle telegraph messenger in the adaptation of William Saroyan’s 1943 novel “The Human Comedy,” which appears to bear no direct relation to the liberal-arts college located in the New York town of the same name. The boy’s older brother has joined the war effort, leaving him to tend to his widowed mother (Ryan). Jack Quaid, Sam Shepard and Hamish Linklater all co-star, while John Mellencamp provided the original score.

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“Ithaca” first premiered at the Middleburg Film Festival last autumn. It will hit theaters on September 9.


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