A Hologram for the King (film)

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A Hologram for the King
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Produced by Stefan Arndt
Gary Goetzman
Arcadiy Golubovich
Tom Hanks
Uwe Schott
Tim O'Hair
Written by Tom Tykwer
Based on A Hologram for the King 
by Dave Eggers
Starring Tom Hanks
Tom Skerritt
Sarita Choudhury

X-Filme Creative Pool
Primeridian Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate Films
Roadside Attractions
Saban Films
Country United States
Language English

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.[1][2] 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.[2]



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.[1] On September 5, 2013 Lotus Entertainment began licensing international rights to the film.[4] 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.[3]


The production was set to begin in first quarter of 2014.[4] The shooting of the film has commenced on March 6, 2014 in Morocco,[5] 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.[6][7]



A still image from the film was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter on May 14, 2014.[2] Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema will release the film at the end of 2015.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Billington, Alex (12 June 2013). "Tom Hanks & Tom Tykwer Reteaming to Adapt a Dave Eggers Novel". firstshowing.net. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c McClintock, Pamela (14 May 2014). "First Look at Tom Hanks in 'A Hologram for the King'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Tom Tykwer’s Tom Hanks-Starrer ‘A Hologram For The King’ Finalizes Cast". deadline.com. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (5 September 2013). "Lotus Stakes ‘A Hologram For The King’ With Tom Hanks And Tom Tykwer". deadline.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Kay, Jeremy (6 March 2014). "Hologram shoot underway in Morocco". screendaily.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (6 March 2014). "Sarita Choudhury, Omar Elba Join Tom Hanks in ‘Hologram for the King’". variety.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Tom Hanks: Ballett Lessons in Berlin (in German)". tvtoday.de. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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