Larry Crowne is a 2011 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The film is directed by Hanks and written by Hanks and Nia Vardalos. Larry Crowne is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2011 in the United States and Canada.
Larry Crowne is a Navy veteran who loses his job at a big-box store and decides to enroll into community college. He befriends a group of outcasts riding motorscooters and also falls in love with speech professor Mercedes Tainot.
- Tom Hanks as Larry Crowne
- Julia Roberts as Mercedes Tainot
- Cedric the Entertainer as Lamar
- Taraji P. Henson as B'Ella
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Talia
- Wilmer Valderrama as Dell Gordo
- Bryan Cranston as Dean Tainot
- Pam Grier as Frances
- Rami Malek as Steve Dibiasi
- Maria Canals Barrera as Lala Pinedo
- Rita Wilson as Wilma Q. Gammelgaard
- George Takei as Dr. Matsutani
- Dale Dye as Cox
Larry Crowne was first announced as Talk of the Town in February of 2006. Universal Pictures set up the project as a star vehicle for Tom Hanks with Nia Vardalos hired to write the screenplay about a man who goes through an unexpected career change. In January of 2010, Julia Roberts was cast opposite Hanks. In the following October, Bryan Cranston joined the cast. Later in the month, filming began in Los Angeles.
Summit Entertainment originally intended to distribute Larry Crowne in the United States and Canada, but Universal Pictures claimed the distribution rights. Optimum Releasing will release the film in the United Kingdom.
Larry Crowne was released in the United States on July 1, 2011.
That Thing You Do! (1996), Tom Hanks' directorial debut
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