Hanks to join Hologram For The King
Tom Hanks is set star in a big-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel A Hologram For the King.
The film is the story if a struggling businessman working in a Saudi Arabian city, according to Variety, and attempting to "finally do something great".
Written by Dave Eggers, A Hologram For The King was a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist.
Tom Tykwer, who directed Tom in last year's film Cloud Atlas, will take the helm of Tom's new movie, Variety said.
The actor can next be seen in the Paul Greengrass film Captain Phillips and as Walt Disney in the movie Saving Mr Banks, about bringing Mary Poppins to the big screen.