Robin Wright Joins Tom Hanks In Here

Robin Wright, Tom Hanks

by James White |
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We learned back in February that the Forrest Gump trio of star Tom Hanks, writer Eric Roth and director Robert Zemeckis had found a new project on which to collaborate — they're adapting Richard McGuire's beloved graphic novel Here. The Gump connection is set to continue, as Jenny herself – better known as acclaimed actor Robin Wright – is joining the cast.

First published as a six-page comic strip in 1989, before being turned into a full graphic novel decades later, Here is a high-concept story that focuses on one single room, telling the interconnected, overlapping stories of the many people who’ve inhabited that room over thousands of years. The confined setting combined with such a sprawling time period should hopefully translate into a fascinating sense of scale and the chance to tackle many characters. Which is something that team Gump has long proved they can handle.

While the international rights to this one will be on sale at next week's Cannes Market, Sony has already jumped at the chance to pick it up for the States. Zemeckis will have the cameras cranking this coming September.

Wright, meanwhile, is at work on Netflix's fantasy adventure film Damsel and will also be seen in crime drama Where All Light Tends To Go.

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