Years ago, Gus Van Sant bought the rights to a book with Tom Hanks attached to star. It was called How Starbucks Saved My Life, the memoir of Michael Gates Gill, and told the story of a successful executive who loses his job, gets sick, divorced and ends up working at Starbucks, only to meet a young girl there that changes his perspective on life.

Hanks and Van Sant have, apparently, let the rights to the book lapse, but the project is far from dead. The Weinstein Company has now purchased the rights with an eye on making it with a new creative team. Read more after the jump. Read More »