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Tom Hanks Unsure about Bway Role in STORIES ABOUT MCALARY

Tom Hanks has been invited to play McAlary in Nora Ephron's new play's STORIES ABOUT MCALARY, but according to today's New York Post he is unsure about the role.

"Hanks hasn’t committed to “Stories About McAlary” yet, and yesterday I heard he might be getting cold feet. Facing New York’s movie star-skeptical drama critics can be daunting for an actor who hasn’t set foot on a stage since 1979, when he appeared in “The Mandrake” at the Riverside Shakespeare Company" writes Michael Riedel.

As reported previously in BroadwayWorld, STORIES ABOUT MCALARY was given a reading in New York in June 2010. Directed by Mike Nichols, the play centers on the life of the late New York Post and Daily News columnist Mike McAlary, read by Hugh Jackman. McAlrary is most famous for his coverage of the Abner Louima case, which won him a Pulitzer prize. The reading also included Sarah Paulson and Richard Kind. The play is reportedly being produced by Fred Zollo and Bob Cole - the forces behind Jackman's latest, A Steady Rain - alongside president of HBO Colin Callender.

Tom Hanks is known for his roles as Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia and as the title character in Forrest Gump, roles which won him two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor. Hanks is also known for his Oscar nominated roles in Big, Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away. His other notable roles include Apollo 13 as Jim Lovell, The Green Mile as Paul Edgecomb, Toy Story as Woody and Charlie Wilson's War as Charlie Wilson.

Read the NY Post article here



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