Coen brothers to revise "Cold War" script

May 21st, 2014

The Coen Brothers will revise the script of Tom Hanks' upcoming Cold War film.

Joel and Ethan Coen have been enlisted to re-write the so far untitled DreamWorks project, which has already confirmed Steven Spielberg as director and Tom Hanks for the starring role, according to Variety.

The writers - who won screenwriting Oscars for 'Fargo' and 'No Country for Old Men' - will revise the original script penned by Matt Charman, which is based on a true story.

Tom Hanks will take on the role of American attorney James Donovan, who was enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to negotiate the 1962 release of spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over Russia two years earlier.

Hanks last appeared on the big screen as film magnate Walt Disney in 2013's 'Saving Mr. Banks' and he's currently filming for 'A Hologram For The King', which is set for a 2015 release date.

Meanwhile, Spielberg has been lined up to helm the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel and a film adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel 'The BFG'.

Hanks and Spielberg have worked together on three films in the past, 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Catch Me if You Can' and 'The Terminal', while the Coen brothers directed 'Inside Llewyn Davis' from their own script.