At best, ‘Cloud Atlas’ sounds ambitious. At worst, it sounds exhausting. An adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel, the movie heads to theaters in October after stopping off for celebrated premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (and possible screenings in Venice and Telluride). As we get closer to release, Warner Bros. will want to let audiences know what they are in store for, and so we’re getting a few early images.
Sounds like someone explained the meaning of “EGOT” to Tom Hanks. If you watch ’30 Rock,’ you know that the slang refers to the select few who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Seeing as how Hanks has two Oscars and an Emmy (for ‘The Pacific’), he’s setting his sights on a Tony by taking a lead role in a Broadway show.
Tom Hanks could be playing Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which is not a sequel to the Hanks-starring 'Saving Private Ryan,' but a film about the making of the film 'Mary Poppins.' 'Banks' will be directed by John Lee Hancock, and the role of P.L. Travers - the author of 'Mary Poppins' - has been offered to Emma Thompson.