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Brown keen for Hanks in sequel

Dan Brown is keen for Tom hanks to reprise the role of symbology Robert Langdon in a film adaptation of his latest novel Inferno.

The Da Vinci Code writer has just published his second follow up, Inferno, and is working with Sony Pictures on the film adaptation.

Hanks played his bachelor hero in the movie adaptations of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, directed by Ron Howard, and Dan hopes he will again.

He revealed: "I'm involved in the adaptation process but I'm a novelist, I don't know how to make movies. I'm not the kind of person who tells Ron Howard how to make a movie."

Before becoming a writer, Dan, a gifted pianist, moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to try to become a singer-songwriter.

He revealed: "I got a record deal, I sold 12 records - 10 of them were to my mom. The road signs of life said, 'Maybe you ought to do something else'

"At some point, living in Hollywood and struggling in the music industry I realised I didn't like performing, I liked being alone and I liked the creative process, but not the performance aspect of it. I realised that writing novels was a better fit."

:: Inferno by Dan Brown is published by Bantam, priced £20. Available now

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