Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks to Team Up for "Ithaca"

Posted Thursday January 30, 2014 8:18 PM GMT

Making her directional debut with an old friend, Meg Ryan is teaming up with Tom Hanks for her new coming-of-age movie entitled, "Ithaca."

The new flick releases as the film adaptation of William Saroyan's classic 1943 novel, "The Human Comedy," and the synopsis states that, "Homer Macauley is left at home in Ithaca, CA, to care for his mother, sister, and little brother, Ulysses, while his older brother fights in World War II."

Adapting the script from Erik Jendresen, Meg Ryan will also play a lead role in the movie, alongside Melanie Griffith, Jack Quaid and Sam Shepard.

Gary Goetzman and good friend, Hanks will act as executive producers, and "Ithaca" will also be released internationally, appearing on Berlin's upcoming European Film Market.

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