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Tom Hanks eyes Cold War drama with Steven Spielberg

Captain Phillips

Story by Jack Foley

TOM Hanks could be about to reunite with director Steven Spielberg for an untitled Cold War drama.

The film would chronicle the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who found himself caught up in the midele of the Cold War when he negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hanks has attached himself to the project, which already has a script written by Matt Charman. His presence now gives added momentum to the project, which was first set up last year.

If Spielberg does decide to direct, it would mark the fourth feature film partnership between himself and Hanks following previous collaborations on Saving Private Ryan, The Terminal and Catch Me If You Can. They also acted as producers on the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.

However, Spielberg is notorious for being choosy about his directing projects even though he has been linked to several projects, including Robopocalypse, a sci-fi tentpole set up at Fox, and Montezuma, a drama that chronicles the conflict between Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and the famous Aztec ruler.

Hanks was last seen in Captain Phillips

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