Obviously the first question on your mind is ‘does Larry Crowne’ have anything to do with ‘Harry Brown’?! I’m pretty sure the answer is ‘no’ but forgive me if I’m wrong!

Larry Crowne sees legendary actor, Tom Hanks step behind the camera to take the directing reigns in a movie which Hanks will also appear in alongside Julia Roberts, Rami Malek, Bryan Cranston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Wilmer Valderrama. The movie centres around Hank’s character, Larry Crowne who, after losing his job, reinvents himself by going back to college. At least that’s what IMdb tell us.

There’s currently a conference going on in the US called American Film Market (AFM) where many studios are showing previews of movies and showcasing new marketing material. Collider.com are there and have snapped the first image (see below) from the movie which is out summer 2011. Scroll down to check out the new image which shows Tom Hanks after he’s been shot out of a cannon. Either than or he’s riding a motorbike! No doubt more will follow in the coming days, weeks and months.

Here’s the full synopsis courtesy of Collider:

When appealing everyman LARRY CROWNE (Tom Hanks) is inexplicably fired from his job as a big box store clerk, he realizes it’s time for some meaningful change in his life.  Deeply in debt and without direction, he returns to college where he befriends a group of scooter-riding students and eventually develops a real affection for his beautiful speech class instructor, MERCEDES TAINOT (Julia Roberts).

Charming and smart, LARRY CROWNE reminds us of life’s small surprises.  Sometimes clouds really do have a silver lining.  It’s also about the power of new beginnings like the time Larry Crowne, an ordinary man with a gentle heart, was forced to downsize his world…and ended up expanding his life.