Tom Hanks is to make his Broadway debut as celebrated Irish hack Mike McAlary in Lucky Guy - the last play written by legendary screenwriter Nora Ephron.
The tabloid columnist was a legend in the New York newspaper business of the 1980s and turned his experiences into a series of best-selling books.
From his sensational reporting of a major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.
The play will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C Wolfe and further casting is due to be announced in the next few weeks.
On the big screen, Hanks can next be seen in a triple role of Dr. Henry Goose/Isaac Sachs/Dermot 'Duster' Hoggins in the fim adaptation of the novel Cloud Atlas.