Lonely Planet and Bellbottoms – The Movie.

20 March, 2014

0170A movie about the Tony and Maureen Wheeler’s first trip across Asia in 1972 (the beginning of the Lonely Planet empire) is in the works. Apparently it will be a ‘romantic road movie’ starring Tom Hanks and Gwyneth Paltrow. Okay, I made the last bit up, but budding director Fergus Grady who optioned the Wheelers’ 2007 memoir Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story is planning a ‘travel road movie romance set in the 1970s’. Tony Wheeler will act as a consultant and producer. I personally think they should make a movie about… (read more)