Paul Bettany Joins Tom Hanks In Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Here’ Adaptation
A mainstay in popular media thanks to roles in Star Wars and in the MCU, Paul Bettany is adding another big film to his evergrowing résumé. As first reported by Deadline, Bettany is joining the cast of Robert Zemeckis’ next film in a co-lead role alongside Tom Hanks.
The two actors will share top billing with Golden Globe Award winner Robin Wright as well. Forrest Gump helmer Robert Zemeckis is directing the feature with Eric Roth (Dune) adapting the screenplay. Sony Pictures will reportedly distribute the film domestically with Miramax handling its release internationally.
The film, titled Here, is based on the 2014 novel of the same name penned by Richard McGuire. The story is hyped as a breaking and revolutionary journey through time and space. The upcoming film will reportedly take place in New England that transforms from a sprawling wilderness into a home that houses love, loss, struggle, hope, and legacy.
Paul Bettany was recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in Marvel’s WandaVision. The actor also voices The Vision in the animated Disney+ series What If…?. Most recently, Bettany portrayed Andy Warhol in 2022’s stage production of The Collaboration. Meanwhile, the great Tom Hanks touts two memorable roles this year alone in Elvis and Pinocchio. Up next, the cinematic legend will star alongside Tilda Swinton in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City.
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