There are very, very, very few people on this Earth who I would like to have a beer with and its not due to some crippling social phobia, thank you very much. It’s that I don’t really like beer. However, I would overcome my dissatisfaction with fermented barley and hops to hang out with Tom Hanks for a while. That man is the essence of the guy you want to hang out with. He’s cool, charming, and funny, but not like super funny, but the level of funny you can keep up with and trade barbs back and forth. Plus, he seems really nice. Like, honest nice. But even if he turned out to be a dick, that would actually be really cool cause he fooled us for so long.
Anyway, he’s officially been cast in Katheryn Bigelow’s Triple Frontier. Bigelow has a deft hand when it comes to action, see The Hurt Locker for an example. And this film is set in the borders of Paraguay, Argentenia, and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers meet. Apparently this is a haven for crime as it is difficult to monitor and if Bigelow can handle Iraq and win a butt load (butt load = 6 Oscars, FYI) then I think this will be just as awesome.
And lets not forget, Hanks has worked with other huge directors taking on huge violent set pieces. The immediate thought is Steven Spielberg taking on D-Day but need we forget that Ron Howard took on the vastness of the Vatican City by having a monk parachuting down? I rest my case. Wait, I think I won the game. Sweet.