Arts & Culture

Tom Hanks arrives in Egypt to film at Red Sea resort of Hurghada

Tom Hanks arrives in Egypt to film at Red Sea resort of Hurghada

hanks

Popular and renowned American actor Tom Hanks has arrived in Egypt to shoot scenes in Hurghada.

The scenes, which will be shot for ‘A Hologram for the King,’ are expected to feature Hurghada’s beautiful Red Sea corals and more.

‘A Hologram for the King,’ a film by German Director Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks, is based on a 2012 novel by Dave Eggers which tells the story of a failed American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to recoup his losses and sell an idea of his to a wealthy monarch.

The announcement of Tom Hanks filming in Egypt was made by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday.

Egypt has faced a decline in the number of tourists visiting the country since the January 25 revolution in 2011. Tourists visiting Egypt in June declined 20.5 percent compared to the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Tourism.

The first half of 2014 saw just 4.4 million tourists visiting Egypt. The tourism industry in Egypt employs millions of Egyptians and is an integral source of income for Egypt’s economy.

Kahk: The Eid Staple That Dates Back to the Pharaonic Era
Chilling Photographs From A Mental Health Hospital in Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture
@khairatmk

Mohamed Khairat is the Founder and Chief Editor of Egyptian Streets.

More in Arts & Culture

Photo via Facebook

First Ballet School in Upper Egypt Breaks Into Society’s Conservatism

Daily News EgyptJuly 17, 2016
People walk past the Metro cinema in Downtown Cairo, Egypt, on October 16, 2012. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Ministry of Culture to Boost Funds for Egyptian Films in Bid to Encourage Local Production

Egyptian StreetsJuly 12, 2016
Photo: Mohamed Omar

Ramadan in El-Hussein: A Long-Standing Tradition

Daily News EgyptJuly 2, 2016
8094ccb7-6c13-4436-a357-cce389c26c4e_2400_1238

Women Rulers of the Arab and Muslim World: Shajarat Al-Durr

Tom VerdeJuly 1, 2016
Photo: Nayrouz Talaat

Egyptian Fashion Designers Leave Their Mark in Madrid

Nayrouz TalaatJune 18, 2016
Untitled-1

Youth Initiative Seeks to Save Egypt’s Dying Ancient Crafts

Colette GhunimJune 16, 2016
Iftar-Ramadan-Dubara-Tahrir-2-1

Church Holds Charitable Ramadan Iftar for Muslims in Downtown Cairo

Egyptian StreetsJune 14, 2016
574d03f37f4915f64b4c3a84_Love in 56kbs resized

How a Dutch Girl and a Lebanese Boy Fell in Love on MSN Messenger

Kerning CulturesJune 2, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.