Earlier this month, the first trailer for “A Hologram For The King” arrived, and it was saddled with the kind of goofy voice-over we don’t associate with the films of Tom Hanks these days. However, a new U.K. trailer has landed for Tom Tykwer‘s picture which corrects that approach, while serving up some fresh footage along with way.
Based on the novel by Dave Eggers, and also featuring Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw and Tom Skerritt, the fish-out-of-water story follows a businessman whose job is on the line, as he has to make a lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia. Here’s the synopsis:
In Tom Tykwer’s wryly comic adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel, Tom Hanks stars as a struggling American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back.
“A Hologram For The King” opens on April 22nd and will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch below.