Some actors attach themselves to scores of films, most of which will never get made, or will never get made with those actors in the cast. Tom Hanks is not one of those actors. He latches on to far fewer projects, and the ones he does pick have a higher probability of getting made.

He’s shooting Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close right now, recently set up Disney’s Jungle Cruise with fellow Toy Story voice talent Tim Allen, and has been strongly linked to Kathryn Bigelow’s Triple Frontier.

And now Tom Hanks is attached to play Captain Richard Phillips in Sony’s adaptation of the Captain’s memoir about the Somali pirate hostage situation that went down in 2009. Read More »