Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to Reunite!

Actor Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are set to work together for a fourth time on a new Cold War thriller.

The untitled DreamWorks film is being produced by Spielberg who is also said to be considering a directing role, according to Variety.

Hanks and Spielberg have previously teamed up for Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me if You Can and The Terminal.

The new project is about real-life US lawyer James Donovan, who was enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War.

Hanks will play Donovan, who had to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia.

DreamWorks has declined to comment, but the film is thought to be one of several directing projects being considered by Spielberg, who is already producing the film along with Marc Platt.

Other possibilities are Robopocalypse and the historical drama Montezuma, from American Gangster and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo writer Steve Zaillian.

Spielberg won a best director Oscar for his 1998 World War Two epic Saving Private Ryan, which also saw Hanks nominated for his role as Captain John H Miller.

Hanks is currently shooting indie film A Hologram for the King, based on the novel of the same name by Dave Eggers.

Sri Lanka Italy businesses in forum with Harsha…

Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council, of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it is hosting a forum on ‘post war dividends’ where Harsha de Silva, an economist and legislator will speak.

De Silva, who is the key economic spokesman at Sri Lanka’s United National Party, will speak on “The Road to getting the right balance of Post War dividend”.

An Eisenhower Fellow, De Silva holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Missouri and has had executive training at MIT. The breakfast meeting started at 8.00 am and was open to members and non members of the, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said.

Heartbreaker – Dionne Warwick

“Heartbreaker” is a 1982 single released by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick. The song was written by Bee Gees’ Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, with Barry Gibb’s backing vocal being heard on the chorus.

The song reached the top of charts around the world and stands as one of Warwick’s biggest career hits. It made the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1983, and was also a #1 Adult Contemporary hit. In the UK Singles Chart, the track reached #2 for two weeks in November 1982.

Warwick admitted in The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits by Wesley Hyatt that she was not fond of “Heartbreaker” (regarding the song’s international popularity, she quipped, “I cried all the way to the bank”), but recorded it because she trusted the Bee Gees’ judgment that it would be a hit. It turned out to be Dionne’s most successful solo hit of the 1980s. The Bee Gees recorded a version, with Barry Gibb on lead vocals, which was featured on the album Their Greatest Hits: The Record, as well as their Love Songs album.

In 2004, J-pop singer Junichi Inagaki released a Japanese-language cover version of “Heartbreaker” on his album Revival II. In 2005, the German reggae-pop band Blue Lagoon included a cover version of “Heartbreaker” on their album Clublagoon.

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