If Jay Roach has his way, two of the biggest, busiest movie stars in the world will be starring in a buddy comedy he’s directing called El Presidente. Roach, the director of Austin Powers as well as this summer’s The Campaign, is courting Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. for the film, written by Parks and Recreation writer Dan Goor, about a Secret Service agent guarding the worst President ever. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Well, we don’t much like Mission: Impossible 2 either, but this almost seems like quite a serious move by Tom Cruise in opposition to his M:I2 director John Woo. (It probably isn’t anything more than standard business, however.) Mr. Woo has been developing a WWII film called Flying Tigers, and hopes (hoped?) to have Liam Neeson appear in the picture when it shoots next spring.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise reportedly wants to play a fighter pilot in a period picture, and he and producers at Fox and New Regency have hired a writer to pen a new draft of their own Flying Tigers film. Read More »
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This could be pretty tasty: Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson, whose 1992 onscreen interaction previously produced one of the most recognizable and oft-quoted scenes in movie history, may work together again. In a comedy, no less. Read More »