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tom hanks to film miniseries on the obx?

Will we soon be rubbing elbows with the awesome Tom Hanks? The probability is high because he, in partnership with HBO, just picked up the rights to a new book about the Wright Brothers. No timeframe has been set, but we’re guessing its going to be a bit, as this team already has two other projects going into production, but eventually it seems they’ll be filming on the Outer Banks. This press release on Deadline.com contains all of thrilling details that have been released so far. We look forward to sharing more info as it surfaces!

the Wright Brothers walking

The brothers Wright. Image via Wikipedia

HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have found the subject of their next major miniseries. HBO has acquired the rights to The Wright Brothers. The new David McCullough book tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, who sold and repaired bicycles out of an Ohio shop to pay for their passion: the invention of flying machines that ushered in the aeronautical age right after the turn of the 20th Century. In 1903 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the brothers changed history by successfully flying the first heavier-than-air-powered machine that carried a pilot.”

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