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Thursday 28 August 2014

Spielberg, Hanks 'reteam for film'

Director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks are long-term collaborators

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are reportedly set to partner up again on a Cold War thriller.

The Oscar winners have worked together before on hit films including Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal, as well as the 2001 TV miniseries Band Of Brothers.

According to Variety, Tom has become attached to an untitled thriller set during the Cold War that Spielberg is in discussion to direct.

The plot is based on the true story of James Donovan - to be played by Tom - a prominent American lawyer enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to go behind the Iron Curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his spy plane was shot down over Russia.

Drive's Marc Platt will produce the film for Dreamworks with Spielberg, with British playwright Matt Charman penning the script.

The film is one of a several projects Spielberg is currently considering as his new directing vehicle.

Other projects include sci-fi thriller Robopocalypse and the historical drama Montezuma.

Variety reported last week Robopocalypse was the front-runner to be the director's next project due to how close it is to entering production.

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