Movie News: Tom Hanks Reteaming with 'Cloud Atlas' Director; Trailers for Voice Comedy 'In a World" and 'The Wolverine'

Movie News: Tom Hanks Reteaming with 'Cloud Atlas' Director; Trailers for Voice Comedy 'In a World" and 'The Wolverine'

Jun 13, 2013

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A Hologram for the King: Tom Hanks, currently starring on Broadway in Nora Ephron's play Lucky Guy, will finish his run on July 3, and then return to the movies. He has now set up a new project: A Hologram for the King, based on a 2012 novel by Dave Eggers, in which the central character is a middle-aged, self-employed consultant trying to sell a hologram teleconferencing system to the Saudi Arabian king. Hanks will be reteaming with Tom Tykwer, who shared in directing him in Cloud Atlas. [Variety]

Annie: Having secured young Quvenzhane Wallis (Oscar-nominated for Beasts of the Southern Wild) to star as a little orphan girl, Jamie Foxx to play a "variation" of Daddy Warbucks, and Will Gluck (Easy A) to direct, the producers of movie musical Annie are now thinking outside the box for an actress to costar as the mean Miss Hannigan. Sandra Bullock, who has already turned down the role once, is back in the mix. She is said to be in "early discussions" (again!) for the movie, which is aiming for release at Christmas 2014. [The Wrap]

In a World Trailer: Lake Bell wrote, directed and stars in a romantic comedy about the highly competitive world of movie-trailer voiceovers. She finds herself in competition for jobs with her father (Fred Melamed), which leads to some unexpected, but very funny, complications in the new trailer for In a World, which also stars Rob Corddry, Ken Marino and Nick Offerman, and opens in theaters on August 9. [Yahoo! Movies]

The Wolverine Trailer: We've seen the U.S. trailers for The Wolverine, but how is Marvel trying to sell Hugh Jackman's claws in the U.K.? A new launch trailer, introduced by Jackman, reveals that it's pretty much the same pitch, but with some delightful, action-filled twists. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 26. [Empire]

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