Oscar Directors: Zemeckis’ “Here” Reunites Tom Hanks and Robin Wright after the 1994 Oscar Winner, “Forrest Gump”–Nov 15, 2024

Reuniting Tom Hanks and Robin Wright, “Here” Lands Awards Season Release

Eric Roth worked on the feature script based on the graphic novel from Richard McGuire.

Sony‘s forthcoming feature Here, which reunites he creative forces behind the Oscar winning Forrest Gump, is getting prime awards season spot on the calendar.

The film from director Robert Zemeckis, writer Eric Roth, and stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright is set for a platform release this November.

Here will hit Los Angeles and New York theaters Nov. 15 ahead of a limited release the following week, before going wide Nov. 27.

Zemeckis directs Here from a script he wrote with Roth that is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Richard McGuire.

It tells the story of multiple families over the course of generations and a location that is special to them.

The Hollywood Reporter reported last year that Hanks and Wright will be de-aged in the film using the generative artificial intelligence-driven tool known as Metaphysic Live. “With Here, the film simply wouldn’t work without our actors seamlessly transforming into younger versions of themselves,” Zemeckis said at the time.

Zemeckis, Roth, Hanks and Wright were all part of 1994’s Oscar-winning smash Forrest Gump, which hits its 30th anniversary this summer.

The movie was the year’s second-highest-grossing title and earned 6 Oscars, including best picture, best actor for Hanks, best director for Zemeckis.

Hanks’ other previous projects with collaborator Zemeckis include Cast AwayThe Polar Express and Disney’s disappointing version of Pinocchio.

Zemeckis has worked with Wright on Beowulf and A Christmas Carol.