Tom Hanks to re-team with Steven Spielberg on Cold War thriller

The partnership that brought you Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can is reportedly back in business...

Cinema-lovers, rejoice! Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are reuniting for their fourth project.


The partnership that brought you Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal is teaming up once again to make a Cold War spy thriller that Spielberg is planning to direct and produce, according to Variety

The untitled film will be based on the true story of James Donovan (played by Hanks), a high-flying US attorney who was recruited by the CIA to travel behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate the release of American pilot Gary Powers whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia. 

Marc Platt (Legally Blonde, Drive) is to produce alongside Spielberg with British playwright Matt Charman (Suite Francaise) on board to write the script. 

The project is just one of a number of films Spielberg is currently eyeing up following the success of last year’s awards season darling Lincoln. Among them is sci-fi thriller Robocalypse which looks close to a green light but is currently on hold over script disputes. Meanwhile, Hanks is shooting comedy drama A Hologram for the King based on the novel by Dave Eggers and co-starring Tom Skerrit and Sarita Choudhury.