Here: Paul Bettany joins Tom Hanks & Robin Wright in film adaptation

According to Deadline, WandaVision star Paul Bettany has signed on to star opposite Forrest Gump actors Tom Hanks and Robin Wright in Sony Pictures and Miramax’s upcoming film adaptation of Here, based on the graphic novel by Richard McGuire.

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Bettany gained worldwide recognition for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting out as the voice of Iron Man’s AI, Jarvis, eventually leading him to portray the role of Vision. The Emmy-nominated actor will also next be seen in Miramax’s comedy-drama film Harvest Moon.

Here will be directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future trilogy) from a screenplay he is writing with Eric Roth. The film adaptation will be produced by Playtone and ImageMovers.

Set from the past to the distant future, the story will center around a corner of a room and the many people who have inhabited it over the years. Richard McGuire originally published Here as a 6-page upcoming strip in 1957. Over five decades later, the graphic version of the story was published in 2014 by Pantheon Books.

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This marks Zemeckis, Roth and Hanks’ latest collaboration since the 1994s Forrest Gump, which earned them individual Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Zemeckis and Hanks most recently worked together on Disney+’s live-action/CG-animated musical fantasy film Pinocchio.

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