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TOM HANKS AND MEG RYAN IN
TALKS TO REUNITE IN "ITHACA"
The "Sleepless in Seattle" co-stars are in talks to reunite in "Ithaca", the film adaptation of William Saroyan's classic 1943 novel, "The Human Comedy" that marks Ryan's directorial debut. She'll start shooting in Virginia during July 2014.
Hanks would make a cameo appearance in the World War II coming-of-age saga about life on the home front. He's already closely involved in the project, serving as executive producer.
Set in a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley in 1942, "Ithaca" recounts the story of 14 year-old Homer Macauley, a telegraph bike messenger. His older brother has gone off to fight in World War II, leaving him to care for his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4 year-old brother Ulysses.
The effects of the war are revealed as Homer delivers messages of love, friendship, pain and death, including one message that alters his own life forever. Hanks would play the boy's father.
"Ithaca" will mark the fourth time that Hanks and Ryan have appeared together on the big screen after "Joe Versus the Volcano", "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail", their last film released in 1998.
HOLLYWOOD'S FAVORITE FILMS
Who better to judge the best movies of all times than the people who make them?
The Hollywood Reporter surveyed studio chiefs, Oscar winners and TV royalty for its first definitive entertainment industry ranking of cinema's most superlative. Of Hollywood's favorite films, here are the top ten.
- The Godfather Marlon Brando (1973)
- The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland (1939)
- Citizen Kane Orson Welles (1941)
- The Shawshank Redemption Tim Robbins (1994)
- Pulp Fiction John Travolta (1994)
- Casablanca Humphrey Bogart (1942)
- The Godfather Part II Al Pacino ( 1974)
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Henry Thomas (1982)
- 2001: A Space Odessey Keir Dullea (1968)
- Schlindler's List Liam Nieson (1993)
View ninety more top choices and read all about this definitive industry poll at www.hollywoodreporter.com.
How would You Like To Travel On
THE WORLD'S MOST LUXURIOUS TRAIN?
Long known for its network of high-speed "bullet trains", Japan has led rail innovations for decades. Recently disclosed renderings of the country's latest luxury train indicates that will remain the case for some time to come.
Set to begin operation in Spring 2017, the champagne-colored East Japan Railway Co (JR East) train looks set to be the most luxurious and modern in existence. The ten-carriage train will accommodate a maximum of just 34 passengers in a setting that is intended to match the standards of a high-end hotel.
Renderings show that the train will feature a glass-walled observation deck, plush dining carriage and a candle-lit bar and lounge area. Accommodations will be in one of fifteen standard suites.
Intended to serve big spending leisure travelers, the train is expected to cut a route through the most scenic stretches of the Kanto region which includes Tokyo.
Expected to be a leader in providing the world's most luxurious train service, plans liken the train's amenities as equivalent to Europe's storied Orient Express.
Dressing Frankie Valli:
HOW THE 'JERSEY BOYS'
GOT THEIR SUITS
Similar to the Tony Award-winning hit of the same name, Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of "Jersey Boys" sees a great deal of matching suits. Designing the movie's identical performance outfits for The Four Seasons was Deborah Hopper who has worked on sixteen films with Eastwood since the early 1980's, including Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby.
Before starting work on the designs, Hopper referred to the original band to help with her creativity process. "A lot of the research came from the different album covers from The Four Seasons which always showed pictures of the four guys". A few key pieces she designed include a '70's corduroy suit that the real Frankie Valli used to wear to the studio, the burgundy blazers that the boys wear during the American Bandstand performance---ad every single bow tie.
Hopper also did research at the Western Costume Company's library as well. Not only did the legendary costume company located in North Hollywood help with Hopper's research, they also provided one of the most popular garments in the film: classic cardigans reminiscent of he '50's and '60's.
Since she's been collaborating with Eastwood for more than two decades, Deborah Hopper didn't have any trouble getting his approval on the costumes. Given that Eastwood wore the group's maroon jacket to the film's premiere during the L.A. Film Festival, it's apparent he agrees with her choices.
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