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Mendes confirmed to direct Hanks in gangster pic

British wunderkind director Sam Mendes will return to DreamWorks SKG for his second film after his Oscar winning debut American Beauty. He will direct megastar Tom Hanks in The Road To Perdition, a film adaptation of a 1930s gangster comic strip novel by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayners. Mendes and Hanks' US agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) confirmed that the film will be the next project for both.The film, which has been scripted by David Self, ...

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