Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts to Reunite On Screen in 'Larry Crowne'

If Deadline Hollywood is correct, it looks like Tom Hanks has finally picked his next project – and it'll be one he not only stars in, but directs too. Hanks will reportedly once again star opposite Julia Roberts after the duo were last seen yucking it up in Charlie Wilson's War. This new film, though – titled Larry Crowne – seems to be a lot more accessible than Charlie Wilson's War, and a lot more relatable too.

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts

Hanks (who also came up with the original concept) will star as a man who's beginning the second half of his life with a new career and a fresh perspective. Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of conflict when you analyze that all-too-brief description on paper, though I imagine there's a lot more to it than that. No word on who Roberts will be playing, but there's a chance she'll portray either a love interest, a mistress or an ex wife/lover/girlfriend who, like our main character, is just trying to get on with the rest of her life.
 
Larry Crowne will mark the first film Hanks has written and will direct since 1996's That Thing You Do, which wasn't a complete disappointment by any means, even if it didn't exactly register as the most memorable of films. No release date has been announced yet, though with production set to begin a little later on this year, there's a chance they can have it ready for the holidays, though sometime in 2011 is probably the better guesstimate.
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