According to Deadline Hollywood, Tom Hanks is getting back into the director’s chair. The last time he directed he made the very delightful That Thing You Do!, but it’s been a long, long time since then. His new directing gig is a film he wrote called Larry Crowne, and he’ll be reuniting with his Charlie Wilson’s War* co-star, Julia Roberts in it.

Says Michael Fleming at Deadline: I’m told that Hanks will play the title character, a man forced to reinvent himself and find a new career as he navigates the second act of his life.

It’s a comedy. Romantic, I’m sure.  Larry Crowne films in April.


* This is a really underrated good little movie.