LATEST: Tom Hanks is so impressed with rocker Alanis Morissette's comedy skills, he has signed on to produce a reality-based sitcom she'll shoot for American cable network COMEDY CENTRAL this summer (05).

Morissette came up with the idea for the show, which is based on her own on-tour exploits and experiences, last year (04) and had little trouble selling the project to TV networks.

And now FORREST GUMP star Hanks wants a piece of the action - because he's convinced the show will be a smash hit.

The show, called WE'RE WITH THE BAND, follows Morissette on and offstage, and the dialogue will be unscripted, allowing Morissette to relive her teen years as a member of an improv comedy troupe.

She says, "The older I get, the funnier things get, and I love the camaraderie of improv - there's no room for stealing the show."

23/03/2005 21:35