Fresh off the success of “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks will again grace our lives and theaters with his newest delivery, “A Hologram For the King.” The film will make its world debut at the Tribeca Film Festival before celebrating a wide release in late April.
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“A Hologram For the King” is based on the novel by acclaimed novelist Dave Eggers and has been adapted for the screen and directed by Tom Twyker, who also previously worked with Hanks on 2012’s “Cloud Atlas,” proving himself to be quite a versatile visual storyteller.
The film is about a collision of cultures, as we follow a desperate, washed-up American businessman (Hanks) who travels to Saudi Arabia in hopes to close a deal that might just revitalize his career. Naturally, his life is opened up to an entirely new culture, finding himself baffled by local customs and thwarted by the local government. Eventually, he does get into the groove of things with the help of some characters he meets along the way. The cast also includes Sarita Choudry, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt and Alexander Black.
Watch the trailer for the film above. The film will arrive in theaters on April 22.