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Tom Hanks Nervously Prepares to Sell a Hologram in A Hologram for the King

04/22/2016 AT 01:55 PM EDT

It's all starting to come together for Tom Hanks in this exclusive clip from his upcoming film A Hologram for the King.

Based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name, A Hologram for the King follows Alan Clay (Hanks), a depressed and recently divorced American businessman, as he travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the country's king.

In the clip, Alan and his team are prepping for their presentation after experiencing a slew of delays. Hanks' character stands off to the side nervously watching as they test the machine's "movement ratio" and "projection stability" one last time. When the machine finally begins to work properly, everyone's eyes glimmer with amazement.

"So, is it really happening today?" asks Cayley (Christy Meyer) excitedly.



Alan looks somewhat hopeful when he realizes he might actually stand a chance at pulling this sale off.

Also starring Sarita Choudhury and newcomer Alexander Black, A Hologram for the King opens in theaters Friday.
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