Tom Hanks’ movie explores college at 50!

June 29th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 29 (IANS) Actor Tom Hanks says he wrote his new movie “Larry Crowne” because he wanted to explore the way a man’s life can change after returning to education.

Hanks, 54, has directed, acted and co-written “Larry Crowne”, the story about a man who suffers a crisis when he loses a job and his marriage fails.

“I wanted to do a story about a guy in his 50s who goes to college and his life changes forever simply because of that. That really is enough to get a movie going creatively between two people who are talking to each other. I go to college, one of my teachers is Julia Roberts. Guess what happens? All the rest of it flows from there,” contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.

The movie has been compared with Hank’s early career hit “Big”, but he insists he never intended to make the movie a companion piece to the 1988 comedy.

“I think you could may be put that down, it’s certainly nothing we ever thought about,” said Hanks.

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