American actor Tom Hanks Announces First Novel, a novel based on “important lessons” from his experiences in Hollywood, which the publishing house described as a “very ambitious” story about making a movie.
Tom Hanks Announces First Novel Inspired by His Filmmaking Experience
Tom Hanks revealed his first novel in a post on his Instagram account, where he shared the cover of the novel, which appeared in blue with a man walking on a movie tape, with the name Tom Hanks written on the cover in large letters, then the name of the novel, which was titled “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture” Masterpiece”. Despite being the first novel, it is Tom Hanks’ second foray into literary fiction, as he published a collection of short stories in 2017.
Characters in the novel include a troubled soldier returning from war, a young boy with an artistic gift, an inspiring and quirky director, a rising movie star, and a tireless production assistant. The novel will be published under contract with Penguin Random House and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom and the United States on May 9.
Tom Hanks said, “Movie-making is very hard work over a very long period of time that consists of so many moments of joy slapped up against an equal number of feelings of self-loathing. It is the greatest job in the world and the most confounding of labors that I know of. ”