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Tom Hanks is Considering a Broadway Debut!

Tom Hanks has mostly been known for his huge acting roles in movies like Apollo 13, Castaway, and most recently, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. But now, Hanks may be ready to take to the stage and all we’re waiting for is confirmation from Hanks himself.

The play is called Stories About McAlary, and it was originally set to be a movie directed by Mike Nichols, who also directed one of Tom’s biggest hits, Sleepless in Seattle; and is written by Nora Ephron, who wrote one of Hanks’ earlier successes, Forrest Gump. Since starting the project, Ephron has changed her mind and decided to take it to the Great White Way instead; and Hanks has not yet decided if he’ll continue on with the production.

The story is about journalist Mike McAlary, who won a Pulitzer prize after writing a piece about New York Police Department officers that assaulted a Haitian security guard in 1997. It’s not the first time the story has been told, as it’s been depicted several times both on stage and on film. And while it will be Tom Hanks’ Broadway debut, should he choose to participate, it won’t be his first time onstage. Back in 1979, before Hanks even appeared in the television comedy, Bosom Buddies, he performed in an Off Broadway show, The Mandrake, directed by Daniel Southern.

Should Hanks take on the role, he’ll be very busy. He’s also recently agreed to be part of Disney movie in which he’ll play the part of Walt Disney. The movie will follow the story of Disney and how it took the filmmaker 20 years to obtain the rights for Mary Poppins from the original author, P.L. Travers.

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