Los Angeles: They last appeared together in 2007 film Charlie Wilson's War and now Julia Roberts has teamed up with Tom Hanks again in his directorial venture Larry Crowne, and she is all praise for his multi-tasking abilities.
"Tom gives 100 percent in every department all day long. He's happy. He's buoyant. He's present. It's mind-boggling that this is his second time directing, and he has it down. He can shape-shift from acting to directing. It's pretty impressive," Roberts said.
Hanks has not only directed the film but has also produced and written it. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the film is about a middle-aged Navy veteran Larry Crowne (Hanks), who after losing his job at a retail chain tries to change his life by going back to college. In his public-speaking class, Larry gets attracted to his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who is herself upset with her husband.
"The story is charming, yet topical, for so many of the characters who are losing faith and trying to cope by rediscovering themselves. I was intrigued by it all, especially Mercedes and her drinking problem," she said....more
01:52 PM, Jul 11, 2011
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sarah Mahoney Director: Tom Hanks Tom Hanks has pretty much made a career out of playing Average Joes, but even the most ordinary characters need interesting stories to merit a movie based on their lives. 'Larry Crowne', which Hanks co-wrote and directed in addition to acting in it, casts him as possibly the most boring, bland character he's played on screen yet. We realise less...
11:29 PM, Jul 08, 2011
London: Actor Tom Hanks says he wrote his new movie Larry Crowne because he wanted to explore the way a man's life can change after returning to education. Hanks, 54, has directed, acted and co-written Larry Crowne, the story about a man who suffers a crisis when he loses a job and his marriage fails. "I wanted to do a story about a guy in his 50s who goes to...
01:14 PM, Jun 29, 2011