Tom Hanks will become the highest paid actor in Hollywood history when he stars in a follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.
Columbia Pictures has reportedly agreed to pay Hanks between $29 million and $49 million to appear in Angels and Demons, based on an earlier Dan Brown book. Hanks was paid $25 million for the earlier movie.
Hanks will reprise the role of Robert Langdon in Angels and Demons, which is set before The Da Vinci Code.
Jim Carrey was the previous top earning actor, collecting $39 million for his role in Cable Guy in 1996.
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