EXCLUSIVE– Lionsgate is in final negotiations to acquire domestic rights on Tom Hanks-starred Hologram for the King directed by Tom Tykwer. Deal is believed to be north of $3 million. CAA is repping domestic rights. The film is adapted from Dave Eggers’ book about an ageing salesman (Hanks) who heads for a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, in a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2012.
Uwe Schott and Stefan Arndt of X Filme Creative Pool are producing with Arcadiy Golubovich and Timothy D. O’Hair of Primeridian, and Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone in association with Silver Reel Entertainment and Fábrica de Cine. Eggers, Playtone’s Steven Shareshian, Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel, Gaston Pavlovich of Fabrica de Cine, and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel of Lotus International will executive produce. Lotus is selling international.