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Tom Hanks to play Professor Robert Langdon

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I remember a earlier thread about this. Hanks Cracks 'Da Vinci' Cast By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tom Hanks (news) is expected to step into the scholarly shoes of Robert Langdon, the professor who unravels the mystery of the Holy Grail in the film version of Dan Brown's phenomenally successful novel "The Da Vinci Code." Hanks has emerged as director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer's top choice for the lead role in the film, which Columbia Pictures hopes to begin shooting next year. And talks have begun for the actor to join the project. "Tom is an exciting actor to watch thinking," Howard was quoted as saying in the latest issue of Newsweek. "We probably don't need his status from a box office standpoint, but he gives Langdon instant legitimacy." Hanks, who currently can be seen onscreen in animated form in Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Polar Express," previously worked with Howard in 1995's "Apollo 13" and 1984's "Splash." Howard is currently completing work on "The Cinderella Man," a boxing drama starring Russell Crowe (news), which Universal Pictures will release in the summer. Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the screenplay for Howard's "A Beautiful Mind," is working on the screen adaptation of Brown's Doubleday novel, which has spent 86 weeks on the New York Times' hardcover fiction best-seller list. Reuters/Hollywood
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ugh.
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ugh.
To both the book, proposed movie and Hanks being involved in my case.
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Could we just have a no-Tom-Hanks rule, in the world, from now on?
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Why all the hate for Tom? I think he's a pretty good actor, The Terminal nonwithstanding. I personally liked the Da Vinci code, even though it's certainly not the best book of its genre or the best book by Brown.
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I personally liked the Da Vinci code, even though it's certainly not the best book of its genre or the best book by Brown.
Or remotely factually correct despite what he proclaims in the beginning of the novel. I shudder to think how many people believe his version "history" of Christianity to be accurate. He couldn't even get basic facts correct.
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Davinci Code was an mildly interesting book ruined by hack writing. I thought Hanks was phenomenal in Road to Perdition, but otherwise, I can't say I'm a big fan. koji
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I like tom hanks in road to perdition, thought it was one of the better movies of its year. da vinci code doesn't get me worked up, but I find it amazing how many people get into that kind of book. there are several books on the market that give pretty good accounts of the theories and stories that are discussed in the book. what puzzles me is how so many inteligent people have gone nuts over the concept.
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I think the Da Vinci Code is a pretty good book, and I read it when it first came out, before it got overly popular. I think bashing the Da Vinci Code is the sartorial equiavalent of bashing Hugo Boss or Armani Collezioni, it's not the greatest quality, but most people think it's great.
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I am not a fan of Tom Hanks. If you were to cast the part, who whould you chose? I would suggest Chris Cooper.
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I think Hanks is a good choice... although he's a bit old, how about Harrison Ford? Brown did refer to Langdon as "Harrison Ford in Harris Tweed"
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I like tom hanks in road to perdition, thought it was one of the better movies of its year. da vinci code doesn't get me worked up, but I find it amazing how many people get into that kind of book. there are several books on the market that give pretty good accounts of the theories and stories that are discussed in the book. what puzzles me is how so many inteligent people have gone nuts over the concept.
Road to Perdition is one of my all time favorite movies. koji
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What is wrong with you people? Tom Hanks one of the greatest of actors of our generation. I sure Tom Cruise or Hugh Grant would do a better job??? You don't have to be a fan but you have to admit he is a great actor. As for the book, it is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It was well put together with out any down spots.
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Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum" is much better.
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Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum" is much better.
Seconded. koji
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