HBO and Tom Hanks Are at It Again

Sep 16, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Pay-cable channel HBO, which already has a wildly successful track record with Tom Hanks thanks to “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” among other productions, has another project in development with the two-time Oscar-winning actor.

The latest HBO-Hanks collaboration is a miniseries called “Factory Man,” based on the story of a furniture maker that battled the push to move jobs overseas, reports Deadline.com.

The project is based on Beth Macy’s nonfiction book “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town.” The book, which looks at how the Bassett family battled the pressures of globalization and outsourcing to keep jobs in its Virginia hometown, has received positive reviews and debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.

Hanks will executive produce with Gary Goetzman of Playtone, with the latter behind HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” “John Adams” and “The Pacific.” Playtone is also producing HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge.”

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  1. Cool! I just finished the audiobook for Factory Man and it was great. I think it will make an awesome series.

  2. A whiff of relevance –AT LAST– from the terminally ‘on board’ HANKS.

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