Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks Reunite Again in Coming-of-Age Tale 'Ithaca'

June 25, 2014
Source: THR

Meg Ryan / Tom Hanks

With Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, we've seen Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together on the big screen three times so far, and now it's time for a fourth. THR has word that Ryan is getting ready to make her feature directorial debut in Virginia with a World War II coming-of-age tale called Ithaca, based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. Hanks was already set to executive produce the film along with collaborator Gary Goetzman through their Playtone banner, but the Oscar winner will also make a cameo in the film, something he doesn't do often on the big screen. Read on!

The film, scripted by "Band of Brothers" writer Erik Jendresen, takes place in California, in the San Joaquin Valley, in 1942. The story follows a 14-year old bike messenger named Homer Macauley whose brother has gone to fight in World War II, effectively making him the man of the house, taking care of his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. In a You've Got Mail sort of twist, the effects of this war are revealed through the messages Homer delivers that contain ove, friendship, pain and death, one of which will change his life forever. Hanks role will be that of the father, who obviously won't be around long in the story. Though we'd love the two to get together for another romance, this will do for now.

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I hope Ryan can make another decent film. She was so cute. Post-plastic surgery she just lost that "it"-ness.

DAVIDPD on Jun 26, 2014


Indeed. She (/her doc) seems to have gone quite a bit overboard on... something.

avconsumer2 on Jun 26, 2014


SO many women cannot just age, the vanity is sickening. Why cant they all age as well as Helen Mirren.

Brian Sleider on Jun 26, 2014


Reminds me of the Spanish film about the bike mailman

ff on Jun 26, 2014


That face. What a mess

Carpola on Jun 26, 2014


the movie sounds good.....on a side note - MY GOD, did meg ryan go to Michael jacksons plastic surgeon???

dan on Jun 27, 2014

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