Rights Available! Tom Hanks' Debut Short Story Collection

The Oscar-winning actor's 'Uncommon Type,' along with Nelson DeMille's 'The Cuban Affair,' are both ripe for optioning.
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'Uncommon Type' by Tom Hanks

Uncommon Type (Knopf, Oct. 17) by Tom Hanks
Agency: CAA

The two-time Oscar winner's first collection of short fiction has all the charm and wit one expects from the beloved actor and typewriter enthusiast, plus well-drawn, interesting characters. The book has shown up on every fall "must read" list.

The Cuban Affair (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 19) by Nelson DeMille
Agency: ICM Partners

Set in Key West and Havana, the novelist's latest debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists. Fidel Castro's death in November 2016 hasn't dampened this thriller about $60 million hidden in Cuba before the revolution.

This story first appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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