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News Bites: Tom Hanks Gets Lost; Zac Efron Rumored for Marvel Project; Scary 'Deliver Us from Evil' Trailer

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King: The first look at the dramatic comedy A Hologram for the King reveals Tom Hanks in the middle of a desert. He plays a businessman trying to sell a hologram teleconferencing system to the Saudi Arabian king; the movie is based on a novel by Dave Eggers. Tom Tykwer is directing; the two previously worked together on Cloud Atlas. []



Marvel: Previously rumored for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, Zac Efron is now being rumored for an unidentified Marvel project. It's not surprising that Efron would be rumored for such high-profile properties; he's steadily built credibility as a dramatic actor, and his performance opposite Seth Rogen in Neighbors confirms his ability to topline a popular comedy. Is he ready to leap into a lead role as a superhero? At least we know he's in shape… [Latino Review]



True American: Tom Hardy (Locke, above) and director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) are teaming up to bring a real-life tale to the big screen. True American: Murder & Mercy in Texas, a forthcoming book by Anand Giridharadas, tells the story of a Bangladesh Air Force officer who fulfills his dream of emigrating to America, only to be shot by a self-proclaimed "American terrorist" in the days after 9/11. [Variety]


Deliver Us from Evil Trailer: Frightening new footage is featured in a new, extended trailer for Deliver Us from Evil, heading to theaters on July 2. Eric Bana stars as a New York City police detective who investigates a disturbing series of incidents that spiral into demonic territory; Edgar Ramirez also stars as a Jesuit priest. [Machinima]


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