Just last month we learned that Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts were reteaming for a new comedy called Larry Crowne, about "a man forced to reinvent himself and find a new career as he navigates the second act of his life." Tom Hanks wrote the script, and is gearing up to direct -- his first feature since That Thing You Do! all the way back in 1996. But there's a little more to the story, it seems.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Universal has grabbed the domestic distribution rights to the feature, and attached along with this news is the following tidbit: "Tom also wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos. (He hatched the idea in 2006 under the title of Talk of the Town, he got a first draft from Nia Vardalos.)" Since then, the pair have been working on the script together. You might remember, that he and Vardalos go back some years -- he produced My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Connie and Carla, and executive produced the recent My Life in Ruins.

I'm not sure why she was left out of initial reports, but it's going to be interesting to see how people react to the new news. Does it make you less interested since she's had a heck of time with her career lately? Or, could this be her Sherlock Holmes? That one did wonders for Guy Ritchie's once flailing career.
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