Over The Top Metal News has been informed by an inside source over at Touchstone Pictures that a really monumental Rush bio pic is in the works and that casting has nearly been completed. Playing the role of Neil Peart will be academy award winning actor Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks said, “Of all the movies I have ever been in, this was by far the most challenging role I’ve ever accepted.” Why was this role so challenging? Tom Hanks said the hardest part of this role was doing all his own stunts. “I actually had to play all the drums myself. Do you know how hard it was to play “La Villa Strangiato? Well, that and having to sit through the guys who are auditioning to play Geddy Lee do 37 takes of “Finding My Way.”
The movie is set for a 2016 release since they are still trying to find someone who is remotely as “unique” looking as Geddy Lee.