Meg Ryan turns director with `Ithaca`

PTI| Updated: Jan 31, 2014, 15:20 PM IST

London: Actress Meg Ryan will make her directorial debut with `Ithaca`, where she will star alongside her son Jack Quaid.

The 52-year-old actress said she is excited to make her foray in direction with the an adaptation of William Saroyan 1943 novel `The Human Comedy`, reported Contactmusic.

"`Ithaca` is a deceptively simple story, by turns stark and lyrical. It`s sometimes shockingly unsentimental and yet, by some little miracle, never cynical. I am delighted to no end to bring a tale of such vibrancy and heart to the screen," she said.

Ryan will also team up with good friend and fellow star Tom Hanks, who she previously worked with on 1993`s `Sleepless In Seattle` and 1998`s `You`ve Got Mail`, who is executive producer with his production company Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.