Two-time Academy AwardŽ winner Tom Hanks ("Forrest Gump," "Philadelphia") heads the cast of the drama "Road to Perdition," under the direction of Academy AwardŽ-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 OscarŽ-winning screen legend Paul Newman ("The Color of Money"), OscarŽ 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").
Academy AwardŽ winner Richard D. Zanuck ("Driving Miss Daisy"), Dean Zanuck and Sam Mendes produced "Road to Perdition," with Walter F. Parkes ("Gladiator") and Joan Bradshaw ("Cast Away") serving as executive producers. Sam Mendes directed the film from a screenplay by David Self ("Thirteen Days"), based upon the graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner. "Road to Perdition" is a co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, with DreamWorks distributing the film domestically and Twentieth Century Fox handling the international release.