Tom Hanks has attached himself to star in and produce How Starbucks Saved My Life.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is based on a fiction book proposal by Michael Gates Gill that was sold to Universal.

The story centers on an older ad exec who loses his job and family and has to go to work at Starbucks to pay the bills. He befriends the young manager and learns about life and love.

Gus Van Sant is in talks to direct the film; How Starbucks Saved My Life will start production later this year.