Magazine article Screen International

Tom Hanks to Serve as EP on D-Day Film 'No Better Place to Die'

Magazine article Screen International

Tom Hanks to Serve as EP on D-Day Film 'No Better Place to Die'

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CAA and Gersh launch EFM sales.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks will serve as executive producer on the Second World War D-Day landings film No Better Place To Die, which will be available to buyers at the EFM this week.

CAA and Gersh are arranging financing on the feature and represent US rights in Berlin.

Vietnam War veteran Dale Dye wrote and directs the film and the parties involved say the project will do for the story of the D-Day airborne assault what Saving Private Ryan did for the Normandy beach landings.

Dye and Hanks worked together on Saving Private Ryan, where the latter played the role of a war department colonel. They also collaborated together in Forrest Gump, Band Of Brothers, The Pacific and Larry Crowne.

No Better Place To Die will focus on a small band of paratroopers who seized and held the strategically crucial La Fiere bridge and an adjacent causeway to prevent German forces from counterattacking the landing beaches. …

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