He may be one of the biggest film stars of all time, locking in a string of monster hit movies throughout the 90s and 2000s, but Tom Hanks is set to shun Hollywood for a while to make his debut on Broadway.
The star is set to appear in a play by the late Nora Ephron called 'Lucky Guy', in which he plays journalist Mike McAlary, a real-life writer who exposed injustice and police brutality. The play is set to open in April.
Hanks is set to appear in the epic time-shifting movie 'Cloud Atlas' later this year, while his next movie 'Saving Mrs Banks', about Disney's fight for the rights to 'Nary Poppins' will be released next year.
That film has been scripted by new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' screen-writer Kelly Marcel, but Hanks will have to fit any promotional duties alongside his run in the play and preparation for it. However Hollywood stars' runs in Broadway shows are often short due to their other commitments.
The move to the stage comes after 30 years in Hollywood and two Oscar wins, a remarkably long time before he decided to make his Broadway bow.
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