Hollywood in Egypt! Tom Hanks film to shoot scenes in Egypt's Hurghada

Published July 20th, 2014 - 07:44 GMT

A film starring American actor Tom Hanks is expected to feature several scenes shot in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt's tourism ministry announced on Wednesday.

Director Tom Tykwer, whose upcoming feature film A Hologram for the King stars Hanks as its main character, plans to shoot several underwater scenes in the coral reefs of Hurghada, according to the ministry statement.

A source who has worked on the set of the film so far in various locations says that Hanks may or may not show up in Egypt, as a body double could be used for the underwater shots.

The film, based on a 2012 novel by author Dave Eggers, tells the story of a washed-up American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia in a last-ditch attempt to find a fortune.

A Hologram for the King is set to premiere in November 2015.

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