Date: 10th September 2019

Tom Hanks cast in Mattel adaptation 'Major Matt Mason'.

Oscar-winner Tom Hanks is set to star in a new Paramount Pictures and Mattel Films feature based on the action figure Major Matt Mason.

Hanks has reportedly agreed to star in the upcoming film based on the astronaut toy Major Matt Mason, which will be written by Akiva Goldsman and based on a short story from Michael Chabon.

Mason is an astronaut who lives and works on the moon, and deals with both a space crew and various alien allies and villains. Akiva Goldsman ("Angels & Demons") will adapt the script from a short story about the character from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.

Hanks is currently promoting "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" in Toronto while Chabon is serving as showrunner of the upcoming "Star Trek: Picard" series.

Source: Press Release