Roberts, Hanks to Reteam for ‘Larry Crowne’

He’s co-writing the Universal comedy with Nia Vardalos

Last Updated: February 9, 2010 @ 5:43 PM

Julia Roberts Tom Hanks Charlie Wilsons WarUniversal Pictures has acquired domestic distribution rights to the comedy "Larry Crowne," which reteams "Charlie Wilson’s War" co-stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

Hanks also will direct the movie, about a man reinventing his life, and co-wrote the script with Nia Vardalos. Her "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was produced by Hanks’ and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone.

Playtone and Vendome Pictures are producing "Larry Crowne," which is scheduled to start production in Los Angeles in April.

Hanks and Goetzman produce for Playtone, with Philippe Rousselet executive producing for Vendome.

Summit International is handling sales of the foreign rights at the Berlin International Film Festival, which starts Thursday.