Tom Tykwer

After 'Captain Phillips,' Tom Hanks takes on 'A Hologram for the King'

In "Captain Phillips," Tom Hanks stars in a parable about the brutal uncertainty of the global economy, where an American cargo ship captain and a Somali pirate are portrayed as men trying to make a living in an increasingly dangerous and desperate world.

The anxiety of the modern economy must be a resonant theme for Hanks -- he plans to tackle it again in "A Hologram for the King," a film he's scheduled to start production on next year with director Tom Tykwer.

"There's a screenplay," Hanks said, when asked about his future projects during a recent interview to promote "Captain Phillips." "Tom [Tywker] wants to make it....