Belfast Telegraph

Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut

Tom Hanks will make his debut on Broadway in the spring, it has been revealed.

Producers of Nora Ephron's play Lucky Guy have announced the Tom will play New York City newspaper columnist Mike McAlary in the stage biography.

The Sleepless in Seattle star had been in negotiations for the role when Ephron died this summer.

McAlary, the city's dominant tabloid reporter got the first interview with Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomized and beaten by white police officers at a station house in 2007.

McAlary would win the Pulitzer Prize the next year but would die of cancer a few months later at age 41.

The director of Lucky Guy will be George C. Wolfe.

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