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Tom Hanks may star in a Cold War thriller for director Steven Spielberg

04.21.2014
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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have teamed up for some pretty iconic projects ranging from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and THE TERMINAL to producing projects like BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC. The two have long maintained a personal and professional friendship that looks to be headed once more to the big screen. On top of the recent news that Spielberg is once again eying ROBOPOCALYPSE as well as religious drama THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA but now he may be considering a third film.

Variety reports that Hanks and Spielberg are looking to work together on a new thriller set during the Cold War. Hanks would take the lead and Spielberg would direct, marking their fourth collaboration in that manner.

Based on the true story revolving around James Donovan (Hanks), a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the iron curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia.

Spielberg may seem to be pulling a Guillermo Del Toro by over-developing projects that never come to fruition, but Variety states that the prospect of working with Hanks again may boost the likelihood of this project. So far, their films together have wildly vacillated in scope, tone, and style, but each film has been enjoyable in it's own way. A new Spielberg film is always welcome, in my opinion, I just hope he chooses which one to make soon.

Source: Variety

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10:44PM on 04/21/2014
Somehow this reminds me of Clint Eastwood's Firefox.
Somehow this reminds me of Clint Eastwood's Firefox.
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11:49PM on 04/21/2014
I thought Firefox looked cool, but it bored me to tears.
I thought Firefox looked cool, but it bored me to tears.
3:45AM on 04/22/2014
Conceptually it looks cool but it really is boring up until Clint Eastwood actually steals the Firefox.
Conceptually it looks cool but it really is boring up until Clint Eastwood actually steals the Firefox.
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7:59PM on 04/21/2014

Looks good to me.

Spielberg directs, Hanks stars, Glinda watches. To me this one sounds better than the other two possibilities that Spielberg's considering, but I'll watch those too.
Spielberg directs, Hanks stars, Glinda watches. To me this one sounds better than the other two possibilities that Spielberg's considering, but I'll watch those too.
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3:50PM on 04/21/2014
I think i wouldn't be excited about another Spielberg movie until he does a big Sci-fi film like Robocalypse
I think i wouldn't be excited about another Spielberg movie until he does a big Sci-fi film like Robocalypse
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3:16PM on 04/21/2014

He's spinning his wheels.

He can do whatever he wants to do. He is essentially like Kubrick was after making Barry Lyndon. He's bored as shit, he should just do something that is completely anti-Spielberg and have some fun or something. Cause right now when I look at his filmography I just see commercial film after commercial film after commercial film with 3-4 'personal' projects thrown in for good measure. Excite me again Mr. Spielberg, cause none of your projects right now sound even remotely interesting coming from
He can do whatever he wants to do. He is essentially like Kubrick was after making Barry Lyndon. He's bored as shit, he should just do something that is completely anti-Spielberg and have some fun or something. Cause right now when I look at his filmography I just see commercial film after commercial film after commercial film with 3-4 'personal' projects thrown in for good measure. Excite me again Mr. Spielberg, cause none of your projects right now sound even remotely interesting coming from an auteur of your stature. Don't feed me scraps from the kings dinner table.
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4:48PM on 04/21/2014
I think you're confused as to what movies were made...Lucas and Spielberg make very middle of the road, wide audience, same as what JJ Abrams is now making

Kubrick constantly made movies he, personally wanted to see and outside the studio system

Why don't they let a real fan make Robopocalypse?
I think you're confused as to what movies were made...Lucas and Spielberg make very middle of the road, wide audience, same as what JJ Abrams is now making

Kubrick constantly made movies he, personally wanted to see and outside the studio system

Why don't they let a real fan make Robopocalypse?
3:01PM on 04/21/2014
Robopocalypse first please.
Robopocalypse first please.
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2:38PM on 04/21/2014

Well..

Spielburg, Hanks, and a historical drama hasnt ever done badly before.
Spielburg, Hanks, and a historical drama hasnt ever done badly before.
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