Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan will be on the big screen together again. After successful acting projects like You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, the pair will not only be acting together but Tom Hanks is producing Meg Ryan’s debut as a director in the war drama Ithaca.
Erik Jendersen explains the plot as follows on IMDB (7.9/10 rating)
Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain… and death… to the good people of Ithaca. And Homer Macauley will grapple with one message that will change him forever. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan’s 1943 novel, The Human Comedy, ITHACA is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us.
Though we see precious little of Hanks and Ryan in the trailer – they play the boy’s parents – I wouldn’t expect any goofing around like their previous movies.
Meg Ryan andTom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail.