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Posted on: June 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Guess Who's Coming to Petersburg to Make a Film?

Tom Hanks and his production company Playtone will be executive producers on the film set during WW II and based on William Saroyan’s 1942 book The Human Comedy.  One of Saroyan’s most popular novels, this coming-of-age story is a poignant and tender chronicle of the challenges of growing up during wartime.

“We couldn’t be happier that Meg Ryan has chosen Virginia as the location for her directorial debut,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Ithaca is a heart-warming story, and we are proud that it will be shot in the Commonwealth.  We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks on this film about an important time in American history.”

Petersburg citizens can expect to see Meg Ryan and others in this film around Old Town, and some streets in downtown Petersburg.  Details for filming are being handled by the Department of Cultural Affairs, 804-733-2430.

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