Say you’re Disney. You’re making a new, live-action Pinocchio, so you made a list of stars to possibly play Geppetto. That list 100 per cent starts with one name, right? Tom Hanks. So it’s almost no surprise to hear Hanks is reportedly being eyed to do just that.
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Dr. George Church is a real-life Dr. Frankenstein. The inventor of CRISPR and one of the minds behind the Human Genome Project is no longer content just reading and editing DNA -- now he wants to make new life. In Ben Mezrich's latest book, Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, Church and his Harvard lab try to do the impossible, and clone an extinct Woolly mammoth back into existence.
According to IMDB, Tom Hanks has acted in 81 movies in a career that started way back in 1980. Bill Murray has 83 acting credits dating back to 1973. That's over 35 years in "the industry" together, and yet they have never appeared on screen together in the same movie. Hmm. Seems suspicious, right? Could it be because they're the same person? This photo, which somehow looks like funny everyman Tom Hanks and funny funnyman Bill Murray, makes it seem like that's the most logical answer.
We would totally watch this movie. And it would not matter to us whether it was because Tom Hanks' original movie character Allen Bauer has fallen for Channing Tatum's new mer-person because he is so beautiful or because he's left his first aquatic romantic partner, Madison, as a result of finding out he never loved her -- only her fin.