Tom Hanks & Robin Wright Will Age Backwards in New Film ‘Here’

Here Tom Hanks Robin Wright
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Forrest Gump stars are reuniting for a new film using some new and interesting technology. Director Robert Zemeckis is working with Tom Hanks and Robin Wright for a film called Here, based on a graphic novel of the same name by Richard McGuire.

In the story, the location never changes as it goes through the span of a century. Hanks plays Richard while Wright plays his eventual wife Margaret. The story truly starts in the 1960s and shows how the two meet, fall in love, start a family and age. While all of this goes on, the camera never leaves their living room.

Forrest Gump from left: Robin Wright, Tom Hanks, 1994

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“The single perspective never changes, but everything around it does,” Zemeckis explained. “It’s actually never been done before. There are similar scenes in very early silent movies, before the language of montage was invented. But other than that, yeah, it was a risky venture.”

Cast Away Robert Zemeckis, Tom Hanks, 2000

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Zemeckis was inspired by the book and wrote the script with Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth. To get the real feel of the world changing, the actors will be digitally de-aged to play younger versions of themselves, which is a newer technology.

Punchline Tom Hanks, 1988

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In addition to Hanks and Wright, the film stars Michelle Dockery, Gwilym Lee, David Fynn, Ophelia Lovibond, Nicholas Pinnock, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Anya Marco Harris. The film is set to premiere in theaters on November 15, 2024.

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