Tom Hanks To Star In A Wes Anderson Movie For The First Time

We’re so accustomed to Wes Anderson working with the same cast in every movie that when somebody new joins it’s a pretty big deal. And’s especially true in this case because Anderson will be directing arguably the most beloved actor in the world, Tom Hanks, for the very first time.

According to THR, Hanks has joined Anderson’s The French Dispatch follow-up that will be set in Spain. It’s unclear how big Hanks’ role will be, but it could be as small as a cameo, which would be disappointing. That said, once Anderson has your number he tends to call frequently.

Hanks joins Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton, a couple of Anderson regulars who are also in The French Dispatch which opens on October 22nd.  This will be Hanks’ first film since News of the World, which earned him great critical acclaim. He’ll be seen next in the Apple TV+ sci-fi series Finch later this year.

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