Tom Hanks' role in the critically acclaimed Road To Perdition is a distinct departure for the Two-time Academy Award winner - he plays a gangster hitman.
Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia) heads the cast of the drama Road to Perdition, under the direction of Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty).
Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a hit man for an Irish gang in the Depression-era Midwest. When his work crosses into his private life, leading to the death of his beloved wife and son, Sullivan and his surviving son set out on a journey of retribution and redemption.
Road to Perdition also stars Oscar-winning screen legend Paul Newman (The Color of Money), Oscar nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (Winchell, Conspiracy), Daniel Craig (Elizabeth), newcomer Tyler Hoechlin and young actor Liam Aiken (Stepmom).