With FX's new drama "The Americans" -- about a pair of Russian spies working undercover in the United States -- making a splash, HBO Films is developing its own project revolving around the era, with Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio among those helping to usher the film into reality.
HBO Films confirmed Thursday they are developing a movie about former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev with the help of Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Neither actor will be donning that distinctive birthmark, though. They’re just helping to make sure the project comes to life through their respective production companies – DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and Hanks’ Playtone. This news was first reported by .
I had such a great time watching this movie. It's one of the few movies I've ever seen that's kept me laughing from beginning to end. Tom Hanks and Leonardo Dicaprio are great and the movie is different--but still awesome--as it switches between present and flashback. It was cool to see other actresses such as Jennifer Garner with roles in it. The music was much different than what John Williams usually composes, but the music fits perfectly with the movie. If you want to see a great, hilarious movie, I recommend you see this.
Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio have now embarked upon a voyage into the unknown, which is rife with hazards of which they appear to be blithely unaware. Bugliosi is an impressive prosecutor, but he knows very little about the alteration of X-rays or the fabrication of films. He produced a brilliant brief in his zeal to convince his readers that Oswald committed the crime. If Oswald didn't do it, then the Mafia would be a serious alternative, which Robert Blakey pushed when The HSCA Final Report (1979) appeared. But the mob could not have altered X-rays under control of medical officers of the US Navy, agents of the Secret Service, or the president's own personal physician. Neither pro- nor anti-Castro Cubans could have substituted another brain for that of JFK. And even if the Soviets had the capacity to fabricate movies comparable to that of the CIA and Hollywood, it would have been unable to get its hands on the Zapruder film. These things could only have been done with complicity from the highest levels of the American government. There are books worth producing as mini-series and as films, especially ones by James Douglass, (2008), and by Phillip Nelson, (2010). The situation is not unlike that of those who controlled a magnificent ship, thought to be unsinkable, steaming blissfully ahead and unaware of its destiny. They bought the wrong books.