Will Hanks' new 'do hurt 'DaVinci"s bottom line?

According to this report, terror haunts the Sony lot. It is a hair-shaped fear. It is Tom Hanks’ McVinci.

The McVinci, you may remember, is the name our very own Michael Slezak bestowed upon the misbegotten mane Hanks grew for The Da Vinci Code. The apparent aim was to make him look more scholarly. Well, maybe… if his character, iconography expert Robert Langdon, also holds a degree in advanced skeeze-ology.

Now, according to shockingly unsubstantiated rumors, there’s a worry in the corporate office that Hanks’ mop may turn off potential Code-goers. So let’s tally up the Da Vinci-related acrimony to date: There’s the religious scandal, the copyright scandal, and now the hair scandal. Wow, for a merely competent thriller sporting a couple of faux-erudite flourishes, this little yarn has sure raised a lot of hell.

Here’s the bigger question: Why hasn’t Hanks himself mercy-killed that muskrat yet? Might he actually (shudder) like it? Or does his contract state that he can’t part with it? Did I just try to make a "part" pun and fail miserably? You tell me!


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  • David

    I do think it’s a contract thing, which I also suspected of Stone with Basic Instinct 2. Yes, I totally missed the “part” pun and only hated you for pointing it out. Just kidding.

  • Ann

    Yeah, Tom’s hair looks pretty terrible. Really unflattering, and definitely makes him look skeezy. Not sure if it will turn off movie goers, since the book is so popular – but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did, especially the people who haven’t read the book and were kind of on the fence about the film.

  • Ceballos

    I mean, the hair is horrible. I don’t understand why he went with that, and why that hair exists. That being said…I’ll still be at the movie.
    I don’t think it’ll hurt the movie’s bottom line.
    What?? It’ll make $73 million it’s opening week, instead of $75 million…and that’s factoring $2 million worth of tickets just based on hair (which is pretty high). It’ll be fine

  • Aramis

    What? Was it a slow news day or something?
    “Tom Hank’s new ‘do causes daVinci movie scandal”???
    *rolls eyes*

  • Fred

    If Hanks pulls off playing the lead in “Da Vinci Code,” he deserves his third Oscar, whatever hairstyle he is sporting.

  • Tim L

    Well we all had to endure Tom Cruise’s shaggy hair from Vanilla Sky through Mission:Impossible II.
    So perhaps it’s a guy named Tom thing. Although one of my film professors always claimed Tom Hanks was the anti-christ so perhaps this is just one more indication.

  • Jakeem

    Would you prefer that Hanks looked like Steve McQueen in “An Enemy of the People”?

  • Louise

    way too many apostrophes in that headline

  • lola

    You know what will keep me from that movie? Tom Hanks, period. Has nothing to do with his hair and everything to do with the fact that he’s the most annoying actor on the planet. And Audrey Tautou. She’s *ruined* everything she’s in since Amelie, and she makes me want to punch her in her little pinched mouth. Oh, and Ron Howard, who makes the crappiest, sappiest suck-fests ever.

  • Doug W

    When I saw the trailer for “The Da Vinci Code,” my first reaction to the first shot of Tom was, “Hey, look, it’s Rick Springfield!”
    Doug W

  • dma69

    I don’t care if Tom Hanks in bald in the movie. As long as The DaVinci Code kicks MI3 out of the hemisphere, I’m happy.

  • mary

    Ah, the department of skeeze-ology. Isn’t wilmer valderrama is pursuing his master’s in that?

  • Tim

    Oh, freakin’ please!!! What a waste of type for this story.

  • Chris McVetta

    The Da Best Cuts Code:
    TOM HANKS enters BEST CUTS and sits down in chair.
    BARBER: “What I can do for you today, sir-?”
    TOM HANKS: “Wiilllsssooon! I’m sorry!!! Wilson! I’m so sooorry! Wiiiiiiilllson, forgive me! I’M SORRY! WILSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOONNNN!!!”
    And, scene!
    The id and I – “More fun than a barrel of journalists!”

  • dan

    I won’t see this movie either way

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