The directorial debut of Meg Ryan’s Ithaca has been confirmed to begin filming in Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia as early as July andAugust.
The film is based on The Human Comeby by Pulitzer-prize winning author William Saroyan. It’s a coming-of-age tale of 14 year old Homer Macauley, played by Alex Neustaedter, who is looking after his family while his older brother, played by Jack Quaid, is away fighting in World War II. Homer also hopes to become the fastest bike telegraph messenger.
Meg Ryan will play the widowed mother, with Tom Hanks also joining the cast. This will be the fourth film with the pair, after beloved films Sleepless in Seattle, Joe Versus the Volcano, and You’ve Got Mail.
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