Coffee Republican

Hanks brewing Starbucks drama

Coffee Republican

by empire |
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If Tom Hanks ever needs to fall back on a second career, looks like he’ll be slinging coffees.

He’s started training already for How Starbucks Saved My Life, based on Michael Gates Gill’s book. Universal has picked up the rights and Gus Van Sant is angling to direct what sounds like his most mainstream-friendly film in ages.

Starbucks sees an older ad exec (Hanks, in a story with shades of In Good Company) who loses his job and finds that his family has deserted him. He’s forced to take a job at a local Starbucks to pay the bills but soon learns lessons about life, love and, presumably, how to clean cappuccino muck from a coffee machine.

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