Meg Ryan (in 2010 in photo) is now a director, set to begin her first feature film in Virginia. Her old film co-actor, Tom Hanks, is her producer.
The movie is a historical piece called "Ithaca" and based on the 1942 book, "The Human Comedy." by the famous William Saroyan. The book is based on the author's own life as a boy is Fresno, California.
The story is about a 14-year-old boy who works to become the fastest, most efficient bicycle messenger in Ithaca, California, during WWII. He must deliver all the bad news to the families of soldiers missing, wounded, and dead in the war - hopefully some good news, too.
I'm writing a Hub about it all and am excited to review the film upon release, especially since I am a fan of all involved.
[Photo in 2010 by David Shankbone at Wikimedia Commons; CC BY 3.0 at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg_Ryan#mediaviewer/File:Meg_Ryan_2_Met_Opera_2010_Shankbone.jpg]