Quite a Pedigree: Report Says Coen Bros. to Work on Script of KGB Movie to Star Tom Hanks and to Be Directed by Spielberg
"The untitled Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks Cold War thriller at DreamWorks just took an intriguing turn," reports The Hollywood Reporter, adding, "Joel and Ethan Coen have come onboard to pen a draft of the screenplay."
"The project, which was written by Matt Charman, was set up last year, but Hanks' attachment gave it a major boost in April. The Coen brothers' involvement only adds momentum to the thriller, which could be Spielberg's next project, with an eye toward a September shoot in Europe," writes Tatiana Siegel in the scoop for THR.
Few films have a pedigree as impressive: Ethan and Joel Coen, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg all on the same project.
The article also notes: "If Spielberg does make this movie, it would mark the fourth feature-film partnership between the director and the actor. The two previously collaborated on 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'The Terminal' and 'Catch Me If You Can.' They also teamed to produce the HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers.'"