A Hologram for the King

Director: Tom Tykwer

DOP: Frank Griebe

Producer: X-Filme Creative Pool, Playtone


Some of the CLOUD ATLAS team is coming back together for another literary adaptation. Tom Hanks' and Gary Goetzman's company Playtone will produce. Tom Hanks will star, while Tykwer, who also wrote the adaptation of Egger's novel, will direct and produce the movie. The movie's producers also include Stefan Arndt (CLOUD ATLAS, AMOUR) and Uwe Schott (CLOUD ATLAS, ICH & KAMINSKI) from X Filme Creative Pool.

Dave Eggers' novel A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, which was among the finalists of last year's National Book Award, was published in 2012 by McSweeney's. The novel, which the New York Times called "a globalized Death of a Salesman," follows a struggling American businessman who attempts to mount a plan for personal and financial salvation in a Saudi Arabian city.