Tom Hanks circling action film Patriot Down

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

An action/thriller is in the works from writer Ian Stone called PATRIOT DOWN and it looks like the lead role has been offered up to Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. The plot of PATRIOT DOWN sounds like a basic run of the mill action storyline and follows a U.S. President (Hanks) who is on the run in Afghanistan after Air Force One gets shot down while flying over the country. It sounds like a combination of the Jack Ryan movies, but it’ll probably be more dramatic since Tom Hanks is in it. Keep in mind that this is still in the very early stages of development, and there’s a good chance that Hanks will pass on the script. He’s a busy guy and very picky about his roles…that’s why he has multiple golden statues.

Tom Hanks can be seen next in the drama EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE which opens on January 20, 2012. Hanks will star alongside Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Viola Davis and James Gandolfini in the film about a boy who loses his father in 9/11.

Tom Hanks

Source: Variety

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