Rylance Joins Hanks In Spielberg Pic

Mark Rylance (pictured), whom the Tonys shower with awards almost as indiscriminately as they do Saint Audra, has found his first film to follow his recent Tony for “Twelfth Night”: co-starring with Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller for DreamWorks. Story follows James Donovan, a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the Iron Curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia. Details on Rylance’s character are unknown. The Coen brothers wrote the latest script. To be honest, I’m more interested in Rylance’s already-filmed project — a TV movie adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s court-of-Henry-VIII novel “Wolf Hall.” I’m hoping it’s better than the book. Rylance plays the plum part: Thomas Cromwell.

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