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Paul Bettany Joins Tom Hanks in Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Here’ Adaptation

The film is based on Richard McGuire’s graphic novel

Paul Bettany has joined Tom Hanks and Robin Wright in Miramax’s “Here,” to be directed by Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis and written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Sony Pictures will theatrically release the film in the United States, and Miramax holds international rights. Zemeckis and Jack Rapke’s ImageMovers will produce alongside Miramax’s Bill Block. 

The project will be adapted from Richard McGuire’s graphic novel, which tells the story of a journey through time and memory. The film is centered around one geographic place in New England — which develops from wilderness to a residential property. Love, loss, struggle, hope and legacy thread through generations of couples and families.

“Here” reunites Hanks, Wright, Zemeckis and Roth, who last collaborated on “Forrest Gump, which earned six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Bettany most recently appeared in Amazon Studios and the BBC’s “A Very British Scandal,” opposite Claire Foy. He also recently reprised his role as ‘Vision’ in the Disney+ series “WandaVision,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie.” Previously, he starred as ‘Vision’ in the Marvel films “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” 

His other credits include “Uncle Frank” for writer/director Alan Ball, Academy-Award winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” Peter Weir’s “Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World,” and Academy Award nominated film “Margin Call.” 

He will star in the upcoming Miramax dramedy “Harvest Moon,” from a script he co-wrote with Dana Brown and is producing. He will also soon star in “The Collaboration” on Broadway and is currently filming a film adaptation of the play.

Bettany is repped by UTA and Affirmative Entertainment.

Deadline first reported the news of Bettany’s joining “Here.”