Just read that Tom Hanks will be starring in movie 'A Hologram for the King' based on the novel with the same title written by Dave Eggers. Parts of the movie will be shot in Egypt. The movie is said to be released next year.
The 2012 novel revolves around the very depressed American salesman, Alan Clay who we meet waking up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2010 having arrived in the Kingdom for an audience with the King. The novel is set in the King Abdullah Economic City and the project is a holographic teleconferencing system that Allan's firm 'Reliant' is hoping will impress the King. Alan Clay has pinned high hopes on the project and looks to its launch in the Kingdom as his ticket out of the misery he has plunged himself in.
Dave Eggers' other famous titles are 'What is the What?' which is based on the real life story of Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee and member of the Lost Boys of Sudan program.adtv The other is 'Zeitoun' the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the Syrian American from New Orleans, who chose to stay in his town during Hurricane Katrina.