Director: Tom Tykwer
Starring: Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt
Synopsis: A struggling American businessman must redeem himself by sealing a deal with a Saudi Arabian monarch, finding help from a taxi driver and a female doctor along the way.
Notes: My first impression is “wow, this is a poorly constructed trailer.” Then I have to remember that this film is helmed by director Tom Tykwer, my one hope that there is more to this project than conveyed here. Tom Tykwer has been an astounding innovator in story and style throughout most of his career, and I’m banking on his intuition to pull some punches in this movie. That said, I have no familiarity with the source material, written by Dave Eggers, and so my expectations are almost non-existent. Let’s just hope there is passion in here, either from the cast or creators, instead of this just falling flat as a quick paycheck.