Was that Tom Hanks in a Greensburg Starbucks?
Was that the real Tom Hanks spotted in a Greensburg Starbucks recently?
It’s certainly possible, given the fact that the Academy Award-winning actor is set to star as Latrobe native son Fred Rogers in the new movie “You Are My Friend.”
The film from Sony TriStar Pictures is set to begin filming around Pittsburgh in the fall. So it’s quite possible Hanks was in the area doing some research.
— James Quinn (@WrestleWithJQ) August 22, 2018
— Luis Fábregas (@LuisTrib) August 25, 2018
The manager on duty this morning at the Starbucks on Route 30 East said he was unable to comment, since all media inquiries must “go through corporate.”
But there’s photo evidence on the Across Westmoreland Facebook page, and that makes it so, right? Facebook user John Joseph James posted the photo, and Facebook user Gracie Carney says that she took it.
He comments that it was taken in the Starbucks “on Route 30 near the Kia dealership. Not quite sure who this guy is, but someone told me he’s an up-and-coming star and to keep an eye out for him in the movies…”
Hanks could have been traveling from Pittsburgh to the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College when he had a hankering (get it?) for a pumpkin spice latte, which returned to the menu yesterday.
Or maybe he’s a Nitro Cold Brew kind of guy.
@tomhanks I heard you were in my area today? Did you visit Mister Rogers home town, my neighbor of Latrobe?
— Claudia (@CMarPA) August 29, 2018
In any case, Tom Hanks is welcome in Greensburg any time — and he’d be sure to get a good meal.
Dearest @tomhanks Rumor has it that you’re in the Greensburg/Latrobe area. My friend Forrest (yes, that’s actually his name) is having a cookout this Sunday for Labor Day. If you don’t find yourself to be busy, feel free to pop in!
— Ashley (@Ashangelo) August 29, 2018
— Rev. Daisher Rocket (@RevRocket) August 28, 2018
Tom Hanks in Greensburg yesterday. Come eat at Pizza Hut Tom! Wilsonnnnnnnnnn!!!!!
— Summer Sager (@HEELSager) August 28, 2018
Looks like the friendly folks of Greensburg would love to be his neighbor too.
— Chelsey hall (@Chelseyhall20) August 29, 2018
is tom hanks still in greensburg bc my uncle has owed him $5 for 24 years and i’d like to give it to him
— ambi ⟠ (@literally_amber) August 29, 2018
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter @shirley_trib.