Tom Hanks social films to be booster for people amid financial crisis

March 16th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Mar 16 (ANI): Hollywood actor Tom Hanks is following in the footsteps of legendary director Frank Capra by producing several social films, which might act as a booster for people battling the ongoing economic crisis.

The Da Vinci Code star is all set to present his viewers with the films that would help them understand how to cope with bad situation.

The first film ready for release is The Talk of the Town, which is about an out-of-work 48-year-old guy who enrols in junior college to try to update his skills. Hes embarrassed at first, but Hanks says it ends up being all good.

Im interested in stories about people doing something out of the ordinary to cope with a bad situation, and it ends up changing their lives, the New York Daily News quoted him as saying

Hanks is also planning to make a film titled How Starbucks Changed My Life, based on a true story about an unemployed ad exec.

Here was a guy who was at the pinnacle of his career, and he got aged out, downsized, laid off. He goes to Starbucks and a lady says, Would you be interested in working here? he said. (ANI)

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