Tom Hanks will appear in flashback scene in 'Yellowstone' prequel '1883'

Tom Hanks
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“Yellowstone” is coming to the Wynn Las Vegas.

The first two episodes of Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ “Yellowstone” prequel titled “1883” will premiere at the Las Vegas resort this weekend.

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Fans will see a very familiar face in the second episode - Tom Hanks!

The Oscar-winner's appearance seems to be confined to one scene. He will play a three-star general inspired by General George Meade in a scene come-to-life from the brutal Civil War Battle of Antietam, according to Deadline. The flashback sequence is said to reveal more about James Dutton's (played by McGraw) backstory.

The outlet notes that over 22 thousand soldiers dead, injured, or missing in the battle making it the bloodiest day in American history.

Hanks reportedly shot his scene in the span of a day in late September outside of Weatherford, Texas.

“1883” will serve as an origin story to the wildly popular “Yellowstone.”

Along with Hanks, the series stars Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Billy Bob Thornton, Sam Elliott, Isabel May, and LaMonica Garrett.

It will stream on Paramount+ starting December 19 to the public.

However, the star-studded premiere and press junket on December 11 aims “to re-establish the historic connection between Hollywood and Las Vegas,” according to the press release. It will take place at The Encore Theater.

“This is a pivotal moment for both 101 Studios and Wynn Las Vegas as nothing like this has ever been done before” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios.

“Our goal at 101 Studios is to tell compelling stories that spark conversations, and this partnership accomplishes that exactly. The Wynn Las Vegas is a highly esteemed brand and their endeavor into entertainment will simply be a continuation of this reputation. Through this symbiotic relationship, there are countless publicity, finance, marketing and strategic benefits and advantages and we are thrilled to begin this collaboration.”

The “Official Yellowstone Podcast'' launched earlier this week and is available now via the Audacy app. It is hosted by series star Jefferson White (Jimmy) and provides fans with interviews from the cast and crew.

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