Who needs new actors when you have the old ones (and AI)?

Out of all the actors who could play a young Tom Hanks in a forthcoming film, Hollywood has chosen … no one. Apparently no one can play a Tom Hanks character like Tom Hanks, so the film Here will feature both the real Tom Hanks and a much younger version of the actor, de-aged by artificial intelligence.

This movie is based on the graphic novel by Richard McGuire, who has had his work displayed in the Museum of Modern Art. The novel, in turn, is based on McGuire’s 1989 comic strip, an abstract, six-panel story of the passage of time through the perspective of one room.

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