Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts to appear in romantic comedy
The romantic comedy pairs Hanks and Julia Roberts, two famous faces who had a significant impact on the genre in the 1990s. The film focuses on Larry Crowne (Hanks), a middle-aged man who decides to enroll in college after being laid off. Roberts stars as a passionless and unenthusiastic professor, who ends up in a mixed romance with her student.
Larry Crowne seems like harmless fun in a genre that has long needed a revival. The question remains whether Hanks can pull off the job, both as the authorial force of the film as well as its star.
The film is the sophomore directorial effort from Hanks, who previously directed That Thing You Do!
Larry Crowne is scheduled for release on July 1, 2011.