Source: Captain Phillips
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks look set to reunite once more for a new Cold War spy thriller.
An Oscar winning actor has reportedly signed up for an untitled movie, based around the 1960 capture of US pilot Gary Powers in Soviet Russia.
Plot is based on the true story of James Donovan (Hanks), a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the Iron Curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia.
The director of this movie is not yet been confirmed by DreamWorks, but Steven Spielberg is keen to get on board for this project. Matt Charman has written the script and Marc Plat will produce according to industry insider The Wrap.
Hanks and Spielberg, both Oscar winners and long-term friends, have worked together on three films, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me if You Can and The Terminal. Though The Terminal underperformed, Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me if You Can were winners both at the box office and during award season and this could see similar results.
Spielberg is currently eying two other productions, sci-fi epic Robopocalypse and historical drama Montezuma, but which one he will settle on next remains unknown.
Hanks is shooting indie movie A Hologram For The King, in which he plays Alan Clay, a failed businessman who relocates to Saudi Arabia.