A Hologram for the King (film)
|A Hologram for the King|
|Directed by||Tom Tykwer|
|Produced by||Stefan Arndt
|Written by||Tom Tykwer|
|Based on||A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
|Distributed by||Lionsgate Films
A Hologram for the King is an upcoming German-American comedy drama film directed and written by Tom Tykwer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers. The film stars Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury.
Hologram tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.
- Tom Hanks as Alan Clay
- Tom Skerritt
- Sarita Choudhury
- Omar Elba
- Tracey Fairaway
- David Menkin
- Sidse Babett Knudsen
On June 12, 2013 Tom Tykwer was reportedly developing an adaptation of 2012 novel A Hologram for the King written by Dave Eggers, Tykwer will write and direct the film, Tom Hanks will star as a lead, producing by Playtone, Primeridian Entertainment, and X-Filme Creative Pool. On September 5, 2013 Lotus Entertainment began licensing international rights to the film. On March 6, 2014 it was announced that Sarita Choudhury, Omar Elba, Tracey Fairaway, David Menkin, and Tom Skerritt have joined the cast of the film.
The production was set to begin in first quarter of 2014. The shooting of the film has commenced on March 6, 2014 in Morocco, the filming will also be done in Hurghada in Egypt as well as in Berlin and Potsdam in Germany and will wrap shooting in June.
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