Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, who plays the lead role of Robert Langdon in Ron Howard’s upcoming “The Da Vinci Code” has slammed calls from Catholic authorities to boycott the film. Hanks said the film was harmless.
Speaking with the Evening Standard newspaper, Hanks said: “… the story we tell is filled with all sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense. It’s a damn good story and a lot of fun… all it is is dialogue. That never hurts.”
Calls for Christians to boycott the film have been most vocal from the strictly-Catholic Opus Dei, which is portrayed unfavourably in Dan Brown’s best seller, and from the Vatican itself, which said the story’s plot was blasphemous.