According to, Tom Hanks will be returning to the music genre when he writes and directs the upcoming biopic of 1960s musician Bill Haley. Hanks will even play a small role in this film.

"So many people cite the talent of Elvis Presley as the start of rock 'n' roll, and let's face it, Bill was there first"

, Hanks told Sky. He says the film will go into production next year.

Bill Haley's hits include "Rock Around the Clock," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," and "See You Later, Alligator".