Hanks produces the historical drama that follows the events following the Kennedy Assassination, Parkland. The plot follows the ordinary people put into extraordinary situations; the nurses and doctors at the Parkland Hospital, the cameraman who accidentally captured the shooting on a home video, and JFK’s security team.
Hanks produces this futuristic, dystopian, animated series for Yahoo! and provides the voice for Cameron Carr, the lead character, who is in charge of policing the underground. Besides wanting to create Internet content that wasn’t comedic, Hanks takes the opportunity to play a character unlike himself.
I’m handcuffed by the way I look and the way I sound, and by the body of work I’ve done before.
Hanks co-writes, co-produces, directs, and stars in Larry Crowne, a romantic comedy also starring Julia Roberts about a middle aged man who goes back to school to better educate himself after losing his job. The film was a critical and box office failure.
Hanks executive produces a war miniseries for HBO and DreamWorks, the Pacific. The series is a companion piece to Band of Brothers that follows the actions of the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific War.
Hanks produces another Greek romantic comedy starring Nia Vardolas (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) as a tour guide to ancient ruins. After positive feedback in the films’ early screenings, Fox Searchlight Picture’s President, Peter Rice says:
Given the wildly enthusiastic audience response, we are thrilled to be distributing the film. Nia’s enormous box office appeal[s] along with her gift of perfect comedic timing make for a winning combination.
Hanks produces the science fiction film about a town built in an underground cavern. Based on the novel by Jeanne DuPrau, City of Ember opened poorly it’s first weekend, charting at #11 and grossing nearly $18 million, far bellow its $55 million budget.
Hanks co-produces the film adaptation to the Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! The films’ songs are all original ABBA compositions placed in order of a story about a young girl trying to find who her biological father is. The film is a major hit with a cult following, grossing nearly $610 million.
Hanks executive produces the biographical drama miniseries, John Adams, which chronicles the life of the early president and the first 50 years of the United States.
Hanks co-produced the comedic college film Starter for 10, starring James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch, a university student competing in the quiz show University Challenge.
Tom Hanks co-produces the romantic comedy hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The film becomes the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, grossing $241 million.